Five thousand tonnes of radioactive uranium is being transported through New Zealand waters and docked at Kiwi ports every year. …
“Radioactive yellowcake uranium is on between six and 30 containers on these fortnightly shipments and it is deeply concerning that the government has allowed these shipments to occur. I think many Kiwis will be shocked.”
Last night a spokesman for Prime Minister John Key described yellowcake as “Australian dirt, which is essentially harmless”.
“The occasional transport of yellow cake through New Zealand ports has been taking place for many years. The shipments meet strict international regulations, and are described by the National Radiation Laboratory as posing little risk to the general public,” the spokesman said.But Hughes said that stance was far too carefree.
If we are going to ban uranium from our ports, are we going to ban it from our soil also?
If you have a 10 by 20 metre lawn, then the top metre of soil will have around 1 kg of uranium in it. Quick let’s ban soil also.
Of course we can’t stop there. Uranium exists in water also. We better ban water to be safe.
And then oh shit uranium particles are also in the air we breathe, Not sure how the Greens will ban air, but am sure they will try.
But of course uranium is not the only substance that is radioactive. So is potassium. And guess who is chock full of potassium giving off radiation? Bloody human beings.
So just to be safe, we better ban human beings also, along with the air, the water and the soil.