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NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP ! South Australian Nuclear Citizens’ Jury Special

The South Australian Nuclear Citizens’ Jury has come up with a damning report – damning the Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission South Australia’s (NFCRC’s)  plan for importing radioactive trash.

The Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission was a shoddy and biased affair with pro nuclear Commissoner Kevin Scarce.  Then came the Citizens’ Juries, who were given  loaded questions, with a few biased and ignorant witnesses ( especially in early sessions on the subject of ionising radiation), and some oversight by pro nuclear indiviuals, some from the NFCRC.

It is a tribute to the South Australian firm DemocracyCo that they still managed to run the process in a very fair way.

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However, despite the jury’s strong rejection of the plan, there was a minority report, calling for more economic modelling delay in the decision.

Premier Weatherill made it clear that the discussion will continue.

We can expect the pro nuclear camp – Labor and Liberal to now trash the whole idea of Citizens’ Juries (though if there had been a “neutral” or “yes” result, they would have praised it!)

And – let’s not forget, that other nuclear waste plan. The Federal government wants to impose a radioactive waste dump at Barndioota in the Flinders Ranges.  The pretense is that it is for the (very short-lived medical radioactive wastes). The reality is that it is for the radioactive trash that originated from the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in Sydney.

November 6, 2016 - Posted by | Nuclear Citizens Jury

1 Comment »

  1. The Editor
    The Advertiser

    Business SA chief executive, Nigel McBride, say’s that he fears the nuclear waste jury had heard a skewed view from green activists (The Advertiser 7/11/16).

    Talk about the triumph of fear over facts! You said it Nigel.

    It’s beginning to look like the South Australian Labor Party won’t be the only organisation looking for a new leader.

    Dennis Matthews


    Comment by Dennis Matthews | November 6, 2016 | Reply

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