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Australia’s major political parties fail on nuclear waste dumping

“When you attempt to impose nuclear waste dumps on unwilling communities it’s very likely to backfire and the dump won’t be established because community opposition will prevail,”

Anti-nuclear alliance gives thumbs down to parties – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 17 Aug 2010, An alliance opposed to a nuclear industry in Australia says neither the Government nor the Opposition deserves to win the federal election.At a meeting of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance in Alice Springs, traditional owners have raised renewed concerns about a proposal to house a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek.

Friends of the Earth nuclear campaigner Dr Jim Green says both side of politics should be looking more closely at what has happened overseas.

“When you attempt to impose nuclear waste dumps on unwilling communities it’s very likely to backfire and the dump won’t be established because community opposition will prevail,” he said.

He says the Federal Government has broken many promises while in Government but the Coalition is no better.

“The so-called Opposition … doesn’t oppose Government policies on nuclear issues no matter how diabolical the contradiction between the Government’s promises and their delivery,” he said.

“And even when there are obvious chances to score political points against the Government, the Coalition Opposition seems to remain mute.”…

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August 17, 2010 - Posted by | General News, uranium | , , , , , , , , ,

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