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Two years on, major parties must face the facts of Fukushima

Scott Ludlam 11 Mar 2013

Australian Greens nuclear policy spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam. 11 March 2013.

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has urged the Government and Opposition to take responsibility for the consequences of Australian uranium exports.

"Australian uranium was in each of the reactors at Fukushima on March 11, 2011. Two years on there are still 160,000 displaced people unable to return home, and the plants have now become an open-ended liability."

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Justice for nuclear testing victims is long overdue

Scott Ludlam 21 Feb 2013

The Greens today expressed support for the bid by Australian veterans exposed to British nuclear tests in Australia to secure compensation through the Human Rights Commission, and renewed their call for the British to compensate all victims of atomic weapons testing.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam wrote to the office of British Foreign Secretary William Hague five weeks ago urging him to give Act of Grace payments to the victims and wrote to Mr Hague again today.

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Greens condemn North Korea’s nuclear test

Scott Ludlam 12 Feb 2013

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has condemned North Korea's nuclear test today, saying it has further damaged its international reputation and exposed its people to dangerous radiation.

"This test again confirms the fact that civil nuclear reactors provide the pathway and capacity for nuclear weapons programmes. North Korea accessed nuclear technology as a non-nuclear weapon state, as it is encouraged to do under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, then it withdrew from the treaty to build weapons with its supposedly 'civilian' nuclear technology," said Senator Ludlam.

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