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Sturt Highway to be Australia’s radioactive waste route?

Dr Jim Green says the Government is unlikely to favour a route through Queensland because it is impractical and communities through Dubbo and Broken Hill have previous expressed strong opposition.

Sturt Highway likely route for nuclear waste – ABC Western Plains NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation  11 Aug 2010, An anti-nuclear group claims the Sturt Highway is likely to be the route that will be used to shift radioactive waste if a proposed dump in the Northern Territory goes ahead.

The Federal Government has earmarked a site at Muckaty, near Tennant Creek, to store waste products from nuclear medicine.Friends of the Earth’s Dr Jim Green says the Government is unlikely to favour a route through Queensland because it is impractical and communities through Dubbo and Broken Hill have previous expressed strong opposition.

He says the Sturt Highway is the most likely route for the waste.

“We are at an early stage, but we are certainly expecting these communities will register their opposition,” he said.

“If that is done loudly enough and persistently enough there is a good chance the government will back off and common sense will prevail.”

Sturt Highway likely route for nuclear waste – ABC Western Plains NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

August 11, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, environment | , , , , ,

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