There is a clear and ongoing link between nuclear weapons, nuclear power and the nuclear fuel chain.
The majority of countries that have nuclear weapons started the process by accessing nuclear reactors “solely” for nuclear power generation.
In addition to nuclear weapons concerns, the persistent problems associated with uranium mining and exports, nuclear power and long-lived nuclear waste are all key concerns for MAPW.
MAPW urges our government to consider redirecting the massive resources associated with these industries towards research, development and implementation of safe and renewable sources of energy in combination with improved efficiency of energy use.
Back in the 2006 report Illusion of Protection, MAPW recommended “Australia should stop its contribution to the global nuclear chain by phasing out mining and export of uranium.” We continue to this day to push for the phasing out of uranium mining and exports.
- Submission to the Inquiry into the Prerequisites for Nuclear Energy in Australia, 2019
- Submission on BHP Olympic Dam, 2019
- Key Questions Regarding Nuclear Waste, 2019
- Radiation and health paper by Dr Bill Williams 2016
- An Illusion of Protection: More than a decade after this report, nuclear safeguards remain hopelessly underfunded and under resourced. 46-page report by MAPW and ACF, 2006