Greens concerned about uranium deal with UAE

Greens concerned about uranium deal with UAE

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has raised concerns about Australia agreeing to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates.

Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr travelled to the UAE yesterday, to sign off on the deal, which they say will allow them to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Senator Ludlam is currently in Japan and has visited Fukushima prefecture, which was devastated by a nuclear meltdown last year.

He says when things go wrong at a nuclear power station, entire economies and regions can be shattered.

Seantor Ludlam says the Australian government needs to consider the disastrous impact this sort of trade can have.

Unlike India, who the Australian government also trades with, the UAE has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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