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Adnyamathanha people preparing to fight nuclear waste dumping

heartland-2Adnyamathanha people preparing to fight bid to store nuclear waste on their land near Flinders Ranges February 24, 2016  ANTHONY TEMPLETON The Advertiser TRADITIONAL land owners have claimed a proposal to build a nuclear dump near the Flinders Ranges would destroy countless sacred sites and culturally important landmarks.

A property near Barndioota, jointly owned by former Liberal Senator Grant Chapman, was one of six sites put forward for the dump, including three in South Australia.

They were to be considered by the Federal Government to store low to intermediate level radioactive waste created within Australia, from industries such as nuclear medicine.

The Federal Government is expected to reduce the shortlist from six sites to between two and three in the coming months. A decision on a preferred site could take up to another year to be made……

the Adnyamathanha people are preparing to fight the proposal and take it to court if site is selected to house a nuclear storage facility.

Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners Regina McKenzie said the land was of great spiritual and cultural significance.“Our storylines are written in this land,” she said.

 “Each part of the landscape, such as the hills or the animals, are part of our storylines…..“We don’t want this poison being put in the land because any problem with it will destroy so much of our heritage. I won’t take that risk.”

Adnyakuyani Man Tony Clark said the area was a historical site which needed to be preserved for future generations…..

February 24, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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