In Parliament, I opposed the Mining Legislation Amendment (Uranium Exploration) Bill, which will allow uranium exploration in NSW.
Uranium mining produces radioactive waste and can significantly and irreversibly damage our environment. The bill failed to provide adequate environmental protection against exploration.
Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the tsunami, which devastated Japan, and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The legacy of this event will haunt Japan for decades to come and should be a reminder to the world of the dangers of nuclear power.
In 2010, the City unanimously passed a resolution of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. I share widespread opposition against the sale of uranium to any country that is not a party to the non-proliferation treaty. The spread of nuclear weapons is not something I think the people of NSW would want to contribute to.
I believe the wider New South Wales community does not support uranium mining and does not support its exploration.
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