NationStates Jolt Archive

Uranium in a rain forest

10-06-2004, 04:07
The Republic of Inzil has an outstanding issue on hand, and with trouble deciding what to do, the government would like to recieve the thoughts of fellow nations of the world. Inzil is not yet a United Nations member, but the country has applied.

The Issue
Prospecting company Nukes4U has uncovered a large uranium deposit in Inzil's south-west.

The Debate
"This is terrific find!" claims Nukes4U CEO Calvin Nagasawa. "It will provide an enormous stimulus to our economy and create thousands of new jobs. It's win-win! All we need from the government is permission to bulldoze the rainforest that's on top of the deposit."

"You've got to be kidding," says Green politician Zeke Trax. "This rainforest is thousands of years old! This country needs more environmental protection, not less. And to destroy the environment in order to mine uranium that then goes into nuclear bombs--well, that really sticks in my craw."

"There's no need for an either-or decision," says the government's Minister for Mining, Clear-Felling, and the Environment. "We can preserve most of the rainforest and allow mining of a small part. After all, think of all the good that the money from this uranium deposit can bring to Inzil."

We have already dismissed Nukes4U CEO Calvin Nagasawa's statements, as we are a hundred percent unwilling to completely bulldoze a rainforest. The government is all for building economy and making more jobs, but is the rainforest so important enough that it should go completely un-touched?

~With hope of more insight
The President of Inzil
(ooc: I hope this is in the right section of the forums, yet I am unsure)
Mr Sniffles Reborn
10-06-2004, 04:14
ur economy coul do better so i say either do 50/50 or pave the whole thing
10-06-2004, 04:47
Inzil would like to thank The Federation of Mr Sniffles Reborn for its views. However, after conversing with the leaders of other nations elsewhere (ooc: irc), The Republic of Inzil has decided that there will be no mining in their rainforests in the south-west.