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The Greens say economic modelling for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia is a sham

biasNuclear dump modelling biased: Greens The Greens say economic modelling for a nuclear waste dump in SA is a sham and the SA government should drop the idea. SBS News,   Source: AAP 3 NOV 2016The Greens say the South Australian government should stop considering building a nuclear waste dump in the state because its economic modelling is biased,.

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is calling on the state government to drop the idea after it was revealed two contributors to a royal commission on SA’s involvement in the nuclear cycle were leaders of a nuclear industry lobby group.

Association for Regional and International Underground Storage President Charles McCombie and Vice-President Neil Chapman were two of six authors of a cost analysis and business case for storing nuclear waste in SA.

The case was referenced in the royal commissions final report, delivered in May, which recommended SA consider establishing a dump because of the potential economic benefits.

Ms Hanson-Young says the ARIUS leaders’ contribution to the commission’s economic modelling means it is a “sham”.

“It’s not surprising that a pro-nuclear organisation would come up with economic modelling that supports turning SA into the world’s waste dump,” she said in a statement on Thursday.

“This agenda driven and biased modelling formed the central plank of the government’s push for nuclear storage which should now be dropped, once and for all.”…….http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/11/03/nuclear-dump-modelling-biased-greens

November 4, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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