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Liberal and Labor will downplay nuclear waste issues, until the election is safely over

Tweedle-NuclearDecision on low-level nuclear waste dump unlikely before year-end and without public support, April 30, 2016, The Advertiser, DANIEL WILLSPARIS, FRANCE, Sunday Mail (SA)  A GO-AHEAD for a low-level nuclear waste dump for South Australia will not be granted before the end of the year – and will only proceed if there is public support, Premier Jay Weatherill says.

Speaking to the Sunday Mail during a visit to France to meet the designers of the future submarines, Mr Weatherill said the proposal could only be approved after the final Royal Commission report and the delivery of a State Government response to Parliament.

An array of state laws currently ban both low- and high- level waste facilities, as well as the use of nuclear energy and enrichment of mined uranium……..

“I think it’s a community debate that will begin in earnest after the next federal election,” he said.……

May 2, 2016 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, election 2013, politics

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