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Adelaide Nuclear Forum: Nuclear Waste Dump – Wrong Way For SA

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At this well attended forum last week, people heard from  Professor Ian Lowe who posed the question “Why are we even considering this rather daft idea of setting up as the radioactive waste capital of the world?”.  Reminding us that a decision to establish a radioactive waste dump is a permanent decision and an unreasonable burden on all future generations, Ian concluded by saying “I urge you to position South Australia as the clean energy power house for Australia rather than the radioactive waste dump for the world”.

Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner and Greens Candidate for Grey, Dr Jillian Marsh talked about the impact the nuclear industry has had and continues to have on Aboriginal people and said “We’re not satisfied with the way our Governments are behaving. We’re not satisfied that they’re acting in our national interest. It’s time they started doing that”.

Highlighting how the Royal Commission’s Findings don’t stack up economically, The Australia Institute Economist Rod Campbell told us “I don’t know that much about nuclear engineering or South Australia’s geology. I’m an economist and I do know dodgy economic modelling when I see it”.

And lastly, Greens Senator for South Australia, Robert Simms, reminded us that the Greens are the only Party standing up with the community to stop South Australia from becoming the world’s radioactive waste dump.

June 17, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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