Greens warn against India uranium deal

OPPONENTS of nuclear power have warned Australia against selling uranium to India amid speculation a long-elusive deal has been struck between the trading partners. THERE are reports a nuclear safeguards agreement has finally been reached between the nations after years of negotiations, paving the way for Australia to export uranium to the nuclear-armed state. The move will prove controversial as India hasn't signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Critics have long warned that Australian uranium could help India free up its domestic reserves for use in nuclear weapons, only furthering tensions with neighbouring Pakistan.

"Instead of fuelling this arms race, Australian industry should be partnering with India's vibrant solar sector," Greens senator Scott Ludlum said in a statement.