Nu­clear pos­i­tiv­ity ig­nores the whole story

Kalgoorlie Miner - - OPINION -

at a re­duced price of $30.

I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to head down to Cen­ten­nial Park, and en­joy a day out with your whole fam­ily. I look for­ward to see­ing you all there. John Bowler is the Mayor of the City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der. Pro­po­nents are talk­ing up the prospects of the ura­nium industry (Ura­nium out­look pos­i­tive, Oc­to­ber 29).

It’s the same old story: max­imise the eco­nomic fac­tors, min­imise or sim­ply ig­nore the dan­gers.

When will politi­cians, busi­nesses and aca­demics tell the full truth about ura­nium?

Gov­ern­ments have by no means solved the prob­lem of the stor­age of waste.

As much as peo­ple may re­gard it as too far off to worry about, sci­ence and prob­a­bil­ity tell us su­per vol­ca­noes will erupt and as­ter­oid strikes will oc­cur at some time in the fu­ture.

It seems likely in that event in­ter­na­tional chaos will oc­cur, with sur­veil­lance of nu­clear power sta­tions and nu­clear waste de­posits se­ri­ously dis­rupted.

Then there is the fore­cast rise of ocean lev­els which would sub­merge some nu­clear fa­cil­i­ties.

Do the so-called ex­perts or peo­ple with vested in­ter­ests who ne­glect to tell us th­ese truths sleep well?

Are they and most peo­ple sim­ply clos­ing their eyes in the at­ti­tude of “it’s all too hard”, or “let some­one else do it — why should I sac­ri­fice my ca­reer?” Tony Bozich, Bal­catta

Pic­ture: Louise White

Brody Ninyette dur­ing day one of the PGA Cham­pi­onship at the Kal­go­or­lie Golf Course.

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