Hazards of selling Australian uranium to India
Julia Gillard's visit to India this week is expected to try to pave the way for Australian uranium sales to India. MAPW has consistently opposed the sale of uranium to India, which is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and has refused to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
“If this deal goes ahead, Australian uranium will likely fuel – directly or indirectly – the build-up of nuclear arms in South Asia. India is still producing both highly enriched uranium and plutonium for weapons, expanding its nuclear arsenal and investing heavily in new nuclear-capable missiles and submarines,” Dr Tilman Ruff, co-chair of ICANi and Co-President of IPPNWi has warned.
More information can be found at:
- MAPW media release on uranium sales to India, November 2011
- MAPW briefing paper, 2010
- ICAN briefing paper, November 2011
- "India's nuclear power failures warn against uranium exports". An article by M V Ramana in The conversation, 16 October 2012
- Media release from the Australian Conservation Foundation, 15 October 2012