Gillard continues uranium talks with India

Gillard continues uranium talks with India

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will continue her negotiations with India in regards to uranium, despite fresh concerns about the safety of the country’s civil nuclear program.

It comes as the Prime Minister is touring the country for three days.

India is not a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, but the Government made the decision last year to overturn the ban on selling uranium to the country.

Ms Gillard says the government will negotiate safeguards with India, to ensure any Australian uranium is used safely.

The afeguards are expected to take several years to implement.

Meanwhile, India’s auditor general has raised concerns about the country’s nuclear plants, saying the industry is unsafe.

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