Lax safeguards: Scientists drop a nuclear bombshell. 2008

LAX NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS pose a key threat for Australia and the world, according to an opinion piece published in the Adelaide Advertiser on 22 April 2008; written by MAPW Vice-President Dr Bill Williams, with Professor Jim Falk.

The authors argue that nuclear proliferation is a key threat facing Australia. They ask us to consider the uranium export industry as uranium is not just fuel for electricity generation but it is also feedstock for nuclear weapons - the most destructive weapons ever devised. 

They note that only a fraction of safeguards-eligible nuclear facilities and stockpiles are actually inspected by the IAEAi, and that nuclear materials sold overseas are never fully accounted for.