URANIUM MINING GUARANTEES CANCER EPIDEMIC
Helen Caldicott -- currently visiting Kalgoorlie -- sound-bites were this afternoon featured on at least one Perth radio news broadcast. She raved, of course, about the "inevitable cancer epidemic" that will strike Australian children should uranium mining be allowed to proceed. Such scare-mongering from a trained medical practitioner is inexcusable.
Update: Included in The Sydney Morning Herald's Caldicott profile:
"I haven't retired, I think I never will," says Caldicott, who has been passionate about anti-nuclear issues since reading Neville Shute's novel On The Beach as a 15-year-old.Wrong. On the Beach was published in 1957; Caldicott was born in 1938. Believe this woman at your peril.