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Greens welcome new committee study on nuclear waste dump

“Labor abused the Senate oversight process by whitewashing a committee report earlier this year. This represents the first test of the committee system under the new parliament.”

Opportunity for new approach on nuclear waste dump  Scott Ludlam, Adam Bandt,  21st October 2010, The Australian Greens welcome the referral of the Federal Government’s controversial bill to establish Australia’s national radioactive waste dump to a House of Representatives parliamentary committee.

“This is great news and may ensure real scrutiny is brought to bear on Labor’s proposal to dump radioactive waste in Central Australia,” said Greens spokesperson on nuclear issues Senator Scott Ludlam.

“Labor abused the Senate oversight process by whitewashing a committee report earlier this year. This represents the first test of the committee system under the new parliament.

Federal Greens MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt, who recommended the referral, said all eyes will now be on this Standing Committee to see if they treat the issue seriously and allow locals a proper hearing by visiting Central Australia.

“Hopefully this will allow a full and frank evaluation of all the evidence, leading to a fresh approach that embraces science, transparency and free, prior and informed consent,” Mr Bandt said.

See Australian Greens response to the Government bill and proposed amendments in Senate Inquiry report:
http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/legcon_ctte/radioactivewaste/index.htm

October 24, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Greetings,

    Would it be negative if nuclear waste was transported to the sun for disposal?

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    Comment by Vinh | October 25, 2010 | Reply

    • mmm.mmm could be a bit of a problem if it fell off, on the way through Earth’s atmosphere

      mm mmm might be a bit expensive, too.

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      Comment by Christina MacPherson | October 25, 2010 | Reply


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