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Any South Australian nuclear waste dump must have broad social consent and specific community consent

Tim Bickmore  Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, 29 Jan 18 

Joint Committee on Findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. Final report. Tabled in the SA Parliament October 2017…..

“The Royal Commission found that “both broad social consent and specific community consent must be obtained for any new nuclear activity to commence in South Australia”. (Finding No. 95).
[Commissioner Scarce] …. We have seen overseas that a particular vote has been taken at a particular point in time and then the community has subsequently lost confidence in that process.
…it is not about just having one vote from the public at one point in time. Social licence is something that needs to be maintained for the life of a project, and it therefore needs to be an ongoing dialogue and an ongoing relationship between the developer and the public.

“…….. based on the failure of pure voluntarism in the UK, the NDA is currently revising its policy away from this model. In order to obtain outcomes, and streamline negotiations, it aims to tighten definitions of “community”, “representation” and “consent”. ….. The NDA also hope that an appropriate definition of “community” will inhibit contribution from non-representative groups.”

January 28, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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