KEEPING WA NUCLEAR FREE
Right now, WA remains nuclear-free, but without our action that could change forever.
The former Barnett Government, under a modified and simplified assessment process, approved four uranium projects. Mulga Rock - 250km NE Kalgoorlie, Wiluna - 30km south of Wiluna, Yeelirrie - 80km SW of Wiluna and Kintyre in an area excised from the Karlamilyi National Park in the East Pilbara.
The most problematic, complex, costly and damaging aspects of these projects have been left to be dealt with through future processes. These assessments will continue under the current Labor Government, who in a bittersweet move banned all future uranium mines while allowing the four proposed mines to proceed.
The Labor Government were elected on a platform to prevent uranium mining. Mark McGowan said that unless uranium projects already had final approval or were under construction they would not be allowed to proceed under a Labor Government.
We are calling on the new Labor Government not to grant approvals for these unsafe, uneconomic and unwanted uranium mines and to legislate the ban on uranium mining.
SIGN - The Uranium Free Charter here.
READ - the Uranium Free Charter here.
PHOTOGRAPH - YOURSELF with a sign saying "Ban Uranium Mining Permanently"
Help keep the pressure on the new Labor Government to deliver on their policy to stop uranium mining. It's up to us to stop four uranium mine projects that currently threaten special desert environments and cultural heritage sites.
- Step 1: Download and print the Ban Uranium Mining Permanently sign / or make your own!
- Step 2: Take a selfie with the sign
- Step 3: Upload your selfie to facebook or twitter and tag #BUMP @WALabor #nuclearfreewa @wanuclearfreealliance or e-mail your pic to [email protected]
- Step 4: Encourage 4 friends or family to do the same
WALK - with the WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT for a month through the WA desert with communities protesting uranium mining. For more information or to register here
TRAVEL - with the RADIOACTIVE EXPOSURE TOUR WA to all of the four proposed uranium mines in WA. For more information or to register here
JOIN - the BAN URANIUM MINING PERMANENTLY collective to be part of organising events, actions and working directly with communities. Email [email protected]
SUBSCRIBE - to the weekly nuclear news bulletin here to stay up to date on the campaign.
DONATE - to the Nuclear Free WA Campaign here
DIVEST - your superannuation. Stop your superannuation from being invested in uranium mining or weapons manufacturing and get $150 donated to the nuclear free campaign. Find out more here
CONTACT - for more information call the Nuclear Free Campaign on 08 9420 7266
WA four proposed uranium mines: click images for more information
We are happy to say that after 8 years of a pro nuclear State Government working to establish this unwanted industry, there are still no operating uranium mines in Western Australia.
Download our "Raising the Standard" doc. to find out more about about the problems and some recommendation to improve regulations for uranium mining.
More ways to take action for a nuclear free WA
Know the facts
To find out about the status of uranium mining in WA, download the Ensuring a Nuclear Free Future for WA report.
You can also read our background document on the Yeelirrie uranium proposal.