The first argument against the limitations on uranium mining in Australia is economic benefit from this industry. According to International Journal of Environmental studies (2006), the first commercial mining in Australia was in 1950s for the American and British nuclear weapons programs. Then, in 1970s uranium deposit was discovered in South Australia, Queensland, and The Northern Territory. It becomes the main supply for uranium industry. They also point out that the industry has 40 per cent of the world uranium reserves....
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...ng to Australian Radiology (2007), radioactive has bad effect on human being. For example, radiation can cause damage to the fetus of pregnant females. Moreover, they also point out that this radiation in high doses can cause cancer in a long term because the radiation can change and make mutations the cell in human body. So, the mining of uranium and nuclear power have negative health impacts on human being.
In short, there are some arguments to support that uranium mining because it has more positive impacts on economic such as, benefits from uranium exports and creates a new job opportunity. However, the mining of uranium provided certain restrictions on using uranium for nuclear weapons productions, inefficient and ineffective nuclear power technology, and radioactive waste. Therefore, if those negative impacts can be resolved then uranium should be exploited.
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