As you may or may not be aware, the nuclear industry poses one of the greatest threats to the people and our planet.
Nuke Free Future provides a platform to inform, educate and activate the Australian and International community
about the effects of the nuclear industry: uranium mining, nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors and radioactive waste.
As responsible citizens and caretakers of Australia (and the world) we need to take it upon ourselves to inform each
other and take action for a nuclear free future. Governments do not freely provide us with this information,
yet they are making crucial decisions that have a major affect on us all.
Nuke Free Future is an initiative of Australian band, Blue King Brown, who started the project to unite many great artists, researchers, writers,
web developers, doctors, activists & specialists in the field to support the ongoing campaign, and broaden its reach. There is now
an amazing community of people involved and we invite you to be part of it!
"It's not widely known amongst mainstream Australia, that Australian uranium was used in Fukushima's nuclear reactors and consequently, is now contaminating Japan and the northern hemisphere as radioactive fall out. The long lasting and deadly effects of the entire nuclear industry - from uranium mining to energy, weapons, technology, and waste - is simply not common knowledge. It is in fact, a medical problem of vast dimensions – a major threat to humankind and all species, which has the potential to render parts or all of the earth uninhabitable. I support the NukeFreeFuture campaign in it's quest to disseminate accurate information freely and openly through mainstream and pop culture avenues, to promote self education on this high priority issue, and to be part of the greater anti nuclear movement to inform our society where governments are failing to do so."
- Dr Helen Caldicott
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this conversation the attention is deserves, to help protect the environment, our community and future generations
from the long-lasting impacts and deadly risks that result from the nuclear industry.
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"With Australia having 40% of the worlds uranium our country is under immense pressure to dig up, develop and distribute this extraordinarily toxic and dangerous mineral. I believe the nuclear industry, as a whole, is a dirty, toxic, irresponsible, non profitable, war contributing industry that perpetuates misleading information about it's impacts on our communities and society AND it's role in creating clean energy for the future. I am 100% in support of a NUKE FREE FUTURE! "
- John Butler.
The movement is alive, we proudly support a Nuke Free Future.
IMPORTANT NEWS / ALERTS
RADIOACTIVE WASTE IN AUSTRALIA, 2013.
A turning point: first nuclear waste dump announced; plans to import & bury Japan’s radioactive debris; massive expansion of uranium mining. Read the full report here
WAKE UP - A FILM BY DAVID BRADBURY.
While political parties and sections of the media continue to promote nuclear power as an attractive alternative to fossil fuels, Bradbury explores ‘the other side’ of the debate - the real issues and grim truth. See more of David's films here
RADIOACTIVE WASTE IN AUSTRALIA. By KIA MISTILIS. Independent journalist & contributing editor to Nuke Free Future. March, 2013.
Australia stands at an historic turning point: the 30 year ban on new uranium mines has been overturned, potentially opening the whole of Australia to uranium mining and new mining leases are quietly popping up all over the country. If it goes ahead, the massive expansion of the Olympic dam site at Roxby Downs will become the largest open cut uranium mine in the world and hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive tailings, covering 6000 acres of the South Australian desert, would be free to blow in the wind and reach towns and cities across Australia and breathed in by local populations. Prevailing winds already carry tailings dust from the mine site to the mountains of New Zealand. On top of this, the federal government has announced Australia’s first nuclear waste dump at Muckaty, NT. The site is located in an earthquake zone prone to heavy flooding in the wet season and above an aquifer used by Aboriginal communities and station owners. Read the full report here
URANIUMS LONG AND SHAMEFUL JOURNEY, By Dave Sweeney, 7TH SEP 2012.
In October 2011, Dr Robert Floyd, director-general of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade admitted "that Australian obligated nuclear material was at the Fukushima Daiichi site and in each of the reactors". Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima. Australian uranium is now radioactive fallout that is contaminating Japan and beyond and the response of the Australian government and the Australian uranium producers and their industry association has been profoundly and shamefully deficient. Prime Minister Gillard speaks of business as usual, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson talks of the "unfortunate incident" and the more bullish of the uranium miners have called the crisis a "sideshow". Read the full report here
Important Facts to Keep in Mind
Uranium, like oil, gas and coal, is a finite resource. Renewables are our only infinite energy options, without the deadly side effects.
Nuclear waste remains radioactive for over 200,000 years- there is no safe for storage of radioactive waste.
There is no way to guarantee that Australian uranium will not end up contributing to the production of nuclear weapons.
Australia is home to an active nuclear reactor, situated in Lucas Heights, 31km from Sydney’s CBD.
Uranium mining produces thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste and is highly water intensive.
The nuclear industry in Australia is characterised by “a pattern of underperformance and non-compliance” and “changes were necessary in order to protect the environment and its inhabitants from serious or irreversible damage.” – 2003 Australian Senate Estimates.
Nuclear power plants are not independent of fossil fuels but underpinned by a massive coal fired industrial base throughout their life cycle – from uranium mining and milling to uranium enrichment and the transportation and storage of nuclear waste.
Nuke Free Future
WE SUPPORT a nuclear free future for Australia: no mines, no weapons, no reactors, no waste.
WE SUPPORT the belief that there should be NO expansion of existing uranium mines in Australia.
WE SUPPORT the position that there should be NO new uranium mines in Australia.
WE SUPPORT the total ban on nuclear energy in Australia and urge the Australian Government to invest in the development of renewable energy sources.
WE DEMAND a full guarantee that Australia’s uranium remains unavailable to nuclear weapons; if this guarantee cannot be met, the export of uranium must be stopped.
WE URGE the Australian Government to phase out uranium mining in Australia, and abandon plans to create new toxic waste dumps.
WE DEMAND that all existing radioactive waste is stored under the strictest international safety standards and that this safety is monitored and maintained.
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