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Let's turn Australia into a nuclear dump - says their ex-PM

 
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RogerCO



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Let's turn Australia into a nuclear dump - says their ex-PM Reply with quote

So what's people's take on this?

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16735075%255E31037,00.html

Given that there is going to be an energy crisis, and given that there is only a finite amount of extractable Uranium (enough for 3 year world supply of electricity - or a 20% of the world's needs for 15 years) does it make sense from a Planet Management point of view to use all the Uranium as an interim partial solution and deposit all the waste in one otherwise more or less useless part of the globe (read Jared Diamond's comments on the sustainability of Australia for even a tenth of it's current population)

Ignore for the moment the considerations of terrorism and having to shift the waste around the globe safely, just think from the point of view of a supreme planetary governor (dictator). Most of Australia is pretty uninhabitable now, so making it uninhabitable for 10,000 more years doesn't seem like a great loss. And we'd have all the waste in one know place rather than scattered around the globe.
Seems like quite a sensible suggestion to me Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks to me like Bob's little plan is to line pockets of the whites by dumping the world's nuclear waste on the aboriginies.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe wrote:
Looks to me like Bob's little plan is to line pockets of the whites by dumping the world's nuclear waste on the aboriginies.


Bingo !

Much like H-bomb testing....
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