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Australian Aboriginal owners petition against nuclear waste dump

Dianne Stokes, a traditional owner from the area, says community members, along with the Australian Conservation Foundation, have delivered a petition with more than 2,000 signatures to federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

Traditional owners petition against nuclear dump ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Nov 19, 2010 2 Traditional owners say they are ramping up their fight against a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory.

The Federal Government wants to build the dump on land at Muckaty Station, north of Tennant Creek, in central Australia.

Dianne Stokes, a traditional owner from the area, says community members, along with the Australian Conservation Foundation, have delivered a petition with more than 2,000 signatures to federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

“We want Martin Ferguson to start listening to the traditional owners,” she said.

“The campaign that we really want to do, that we really want to get out from our hearts, talking by our tongue but coming out from our hearts, saying that we don’t want the waste dump to come to our lands. So that’s why we are really happy that we want to get our message out to people in the whole world.

Traditional owners petition against nuclear dump – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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November 21, 2010 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, uranium | , , , , , , , ,

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