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NSW govt dumps plan to dump radioactive waste on Sydney Western suburb

Government documents unearthed last week showed that 6000 tonnes of radioactive waste would be dug up from the site of a former uranium smelter in Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, and buried at Kemps Creek, near Penrith.

Keneally rules out Kemps Creek as dump for Hunters Hill N-waste, Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Cubby, October 25, 2010 The state government has backed out of using Sydney’s west as a dumping ground for radioactive waste after community opposition.

Government documents unearthed last week showed that 6000 tonnes of radioactive waste would be dug up from the site of a former uranium smelter in Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, and buried at Kemps Creek, near Penrith. The government was expected to sell each of the three contaminated blocks of land at Hunters Hill for $3 million.

But the Premier, Kristina Keneally, yesterday ruled out use of the Kemps Creek waste facility as a dump for the waste. She said a Penrith councillor had persuaded her.

”Prue Guillaume has put forward a strong case on behalf of her local community against the transfer of this waste to Kemps Creek,” Ms Keneally said yesterday. ”Today I am ruling out the use of the Kemps Creek facility to store this waste.”…

Keneally rules out Kemps Creek as radioactive nuclear waste dump

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