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AUST URANIUM WILL HELP POWER SOUTH-ASIAN NUCLEAR ARMS RACE

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PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT NSW

19NOV 2014


AUST URANIUM WILL HELP POWER SOUTH-ASIAN NUCLEAR ARMS RACE



Australia's oldest nuclear disarmament organization, People for
Nuclear Disarmament (PND), claims that Australian uranium sent to
India will free up un-safeguarded Indian uranium for nuclear weapons
uses.


According to PND's United Nations nuclear disarmament campaigner John Hallam,

“When you think about it for five seconds, it is impossible to come to
any conclusion other than that safeguarded Australian uranium will
replace Indian uranium in India's nuclear fuel cycle, for 'civil'
uses, freeing un-safeguarded Indian uranium for nuclear weapons uses.”


“India and Pakistan are right now engaged in a breakneck nuclear arms
race in the Subcontinent, and it is hardly a week since Pakistan and
India were actually making nuclear threats against each other.”


“Even if in thier heart of hearts, both countries know perfectly well
that a subcontinental nuclear war involving over 100 Hiroshima – sized
warheads each would be a national and global catastrophe, the chances
of war by accident and/or miscalculation are far higher than we like
to think.”


“War between India and Pakistan could produce a 'prompt' body–count of
up to 150 million, including many of my own dear friends. The delayed
effects of global cooling from the sun being blotted out by the smoke
of burning cities could produce global famine with as many as 2
billion casualties over the next decade.”


“Whatever safeguards we say we have put on Australian uranium, and
whether or not actual atoms of Australian uranium end up in Indian
bombs, Australian uranium exports to India can only contribute to
making a subcontinental apocalypse more likely and to making it
bigger.”


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