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Australia’s govt and nuclear lobby soften up South Australians for nuclear waste dumping

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility:21 November 2017 
Industry has one week left to tender for Site Characterisation Works

Industry is invited to get involved in the process to build a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility, with tenders now open for Site Characterisation works.

The tender is to deliver a range of technical assessments that will form part of Phase Two of the process in relation to the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility, including:

  • Assessing flora and fauna, geology, seismic activity, risks, the surrounding environment, transportation and other infrastructure.
  • Inputting into the Detailed Business Case, with reference to the site specific design and cost estimates that arise from site characterisation.
  • An additional option, following site characterisation, for the preparation and development of submissions for licensing and approvals process…….

Bruce McCleary, General Manager of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce said that site characterisation is an important activity in the next part of the project.

“Three sites, two in Kimba and one at Wallerberdina Station were voluntarily nominated by their landowners and moved to Phase Two assessment after the community supported continuing the discussion,” McCleary said.

“Phase Two involves building a detailed understanding of the nominated sites, through in depth community consultation and technical assessments.

“Community consultation is now well underway, including appointment of locally engaged officers and establishment of site offices at both sites, creation of committees and working groups, and regular visits from members of the project team and experts to provide information on the project.

November 22, 2017 - Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, South Australia

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