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Strong calls to have Kimba nuclear dump plan dumped

Groups call for nuclear dump to be droppedhttp://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/06/20/22/22/groups-call-for-nuclear-dump-to-be-dropped  Conservation and anti-nuclear groups have petitioned the federal government to scrap plans for a low-level nuclear waste dump on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

The groups, including Conservation SA, Friends of the Earth and the Australian Conservation Foundation have lodged a submission with the federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science calling on the government to abandon any plans for a dump at Kimba.

Farming land near Kimba is one of two sites being targeted for the dump, the other near Hawker in SA’s Flinders Ranges.

 Friends of the Earth campaigner Jim Green says the process to find a dump site has been flawed and divisive.

He says most of the waste is located at the Lucas Heights reactor site south of Sydney and that is where it should stay.

Australian Conservation Foundation campaigner Dave Sweeney said radioactive waste was a national issue that demanded the highest level of inclusion and scrutiny.

“All Australians have a right to be involved to help make sure that this difficult issue is given the best possible consideration,” he said.

“What is planned is a national radioactive waste facility so while local community consultation is useful, an evidence based, national conversation is essential.”

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June 21, 2017 - Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, South Australia

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