Australian Conundrum

In Mortal Hands made its Australian debut in June with a paperback edition from Black Inc. Australians have a mixed attitude toward nuclear energy. They decided against building reactors when much of the rest of the industrialized world was building them; yet they also became one of the world’s largest producers of uranium. Uranium mining leaves its own footprint on the environment – and whether producers like it or not, they ultimately have little control over its ultimate disposition. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Peter Cave tackled that topic with me during an interview for the World Today program on July 29.

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