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From November 13, NSW Resources Minister Chris Hartcher can choose to allow applications for uranium exploration from mining companies.

There is currently no uranium mining or exploration in NSW: please tell Chris Hartcher you want it to stay that way!

Uranium exploration and mining presents risks to workers, local communities and the environment, and will leave a lasting radioactive legacy for future generations.

Letter to
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell
NSW Minister for Resources Chris Hartcher
I want to keep NSW free from uranium exploration and mining.

From November 13, Resources Minister Chris Hartcher can choose to allow applications for uranium exploration from mining companies. However, I do not want to see uranium exploration in NSW.

Uranium exploration and mining presents risks to workers, local communities and the environment, and will leave a lasting radioactive legacy for future generations.

The uranium mining industry has a long history of leaks, safety breaches and failed mine rehabilitation. Transporting uranium for export places local residents and transport workers at risk. Uranium exported from NSW will contribute to the risk of nuclear disasters overseas and undermine global efforts to phase out nuclear weapons.

I am asking you to maintain the ban on uranium mining and to hold an open and transparent inquiry into the impacts of uranium exploration and mining before exploration licences are considered in NSW.

Sincerely,