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Tuesday, 9 October 1984
Page: 1905

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The Petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that we believe that there are unresolved economic, social, biological, genetic, environmental, technical and ethical problems associated with the mining of uranium and the development of nuclear power, in particular:

(a) to the proven contribution of the nuclear power industry to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the increased risk of nuclear war; and

(b) the absence of procedures for the storage and disposal of radioactive wastes to ensure that any danger posed by such wastes to human life and the environment is eliminated.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that:

(1) No new uranium mines be commenced;

(2) No new contracts for the sale of uranium be approved;

(3) Uranium mines presently in production cease with the fulfilment of current contacts;

(4) No new uranium is supplied to countries making or testing nuclear weapons.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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