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#NuclearCommissionSAust Have your say for the future of South Australia – submissions close soon – July theme

Submissions for the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle are closing soon.

This Commission could change our State forever.

Make sure you have a say in it.  The Conservation SA team 26 June 15 

This is too big an issue not to have your voice heard. Currently, our State government is weighing up a future that could see nuclear power, uranium enrichment and nuclear waste dumping here in South Australia. The window for the public to make comment on these issues closes in a month.

We encourage you to make a submission and draw on our resources to assist you.

Submission wizards

In May nuclear expert Dr Jim Green produced some information resources about each of the issues the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle is investigating. Please see a summary and full report here.

Only last week renewables expert Dr Mark Diesendorf from the University of NSW finished an exciting report showing that South Australia could be run on 100% renewable energy is just 15 years. You can view and download the summary version and Dr Mark Diesendorf’s full report online here.

The issue papers generated by the Royal Commission are available here and submissions are due:

  • Issues Paper 1 (Extraction) and/or Issues Paper 4 (Storage and Disposal of Waste) is 24 July, 2015
  • Issues Paper 2 (Further Processing) and/or Issues Paper 3 (Electricity Generation) is 3 August, 2015.

If you wish to provide a consolidated written submission addressing all Issues Papers you have until Monday August 3, 2015.

If you wish to make an oral submission call the Royal Commission on 08 8207 1480 to make arrangements.

It’s critical that your voice is heard. This commission could change our State for generations to come.

Now is the time to act.


June 26, 2015 - Posted by | ACTION, NUCLEAR ROYAL COMMISSION 2016


    • Great idea to sort these out for easy access. Thanks, MiningAwareness!

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | July 25, 2015 | Reply

      • Thank you for all your wonderful work! This may be of use with a map of aquifers: Bushfires plus nuclear energy, nuclear waste sounds terrifying.

        Comment by miningawareness | July 25, 2015

      • So very useful!
        For August, I normally pay tribute to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing – with a theme on war and peace. However, this time I need to take up the issue of climate change and its impact on nuclear facilities. As Northern hemisphere countries are experiencing record heat – the bushfire threat is extreme in August.
        Far from being the solution to climate change – as the nuclear lobby poses to be – global warming makes nuclear power still more dangerous!

        Comment by Christina MacPherson | July 25, 2015

  1. Reblogged this on Mining Awareness Plus.

    Comment by miningawareness | July 25, 2015 | Reply

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