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No need for radioactive waste dump on aboriginal land – Public Health Association

there is no need then to have a waste dump unless there is an intention to import waste from overseas.

CONTRADICTION BETWEEN LABOR NUCLEAR WASTE PLAN AND INDIGENOUS HEALTH POLICY – Public Health Association of Australia 26 Feb 2010,

Decision to proceed with Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump based on ideology not science

The Public Health Association of Australia today expressed its disappointment at the Commonwealth Government’s announcement to proceed with attempting to locate a national nuclear waste dump on Muckaty Station, a remote Aboriginal owned station in the Northern Territory….

“This decision defies the logic of best practice in radioactive waste management and is an abrogation of a clear promise by the ALP prior to the last election”.

There is no scientific imperative to force this dump on any NT community. The Bureau of Resource Sciences identified a region in SA, even the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has stated that its waste could be stored on site at Lucas Heights. Therefore there is no need then to have a waste dump unless there is an intention to import waste from overseas. This is a political decision.

The Public Health Association in submissions to both the Howard and Rudd governments and in public evidence to a Senate inquiry called for the Commonwealth government not to proceed with attempting to force a nuclear waste dump on the Northern Territory….

February 26, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics | , , , , ,

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