TO MR. BEATTIE, PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
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Hon. P.D. Beattie MLA,
100 George St.,
Nuclear Food Irradiation Plant
Labour Party has a stated Anti-Nuclear Policy.
Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to stop the proposed nuclear
irradiation plant, not only from being implemented in Narangba, but
anywhere else in Queensland.
plant poses high risks to the environment and to the health of the
call on you to ban irradiation of food in Queensland, either for local
consumption or for export. Irradiation
of foodstuffs is totally unacceptable to me on the following grounds:
view of the foregoing, effective methods other than irradiation, should
be investigated in relation to sterilisation and disinfestation.
also call on you to ban in Queensland any possible, future proposal to
use E-Beam Accelerators as an alternative to gamma ray irradiation, as
the effects on foods from this form of irradiation are indistinguishable
from that caused by gamma rays.