Point-of-View-SA Blog

Australia:Nuclear Energy and The Greens

Posted on: July 18, 2009

Just what would the Greens actually know about uranium and its radio active impact other than the bogey of Hiroshima,Chernobyl or Three-Mile? The Greens raise the spectre of pollution of the grounndwaters of the Artesian Basin which may be a valid argument, but only if tested, yet these waters already have higher levels of radioactivity due to the deposits in the geo strata that are to be mined. The most important radionuclides in water are radium 226, radium 228, uranium 234, uranium 238 and a gas, radon 222, the details are too extensive for here but can be found on the web. The acid in situ process relies upon extraction of the mix and increasing the pH at the extraction site to remediate, a much safer process than extracting the ore to an acid heap leach on the surface as is frequently the method of extracting gold from ore by leaching cyanide through the heap.. The Greens have broadened their opposition and campaign way outside their knowledge or understanding of the issues sufficient to influence public opinion leading to policy.. While lunging at environmental issues, they are poorly positioned to support true conservation for the reasons that are necessary to do so. If the Greens are to launch themselves up to the next level of credibility, it will require more careful and more thorough analysis of statements they make, greater study and understanding of issues and much broader knowledge of the range of problem solving alternatives, all of which  are not evident so far.


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