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Call for submissions to the Australian Senate Inquiry about the nuclear waste dump plan

Conservation Council SA Mara Bonacci, Nuclear Waste Campaigner, 1 Mar 18

On 6 February 2018, the federal Senate referred an inquiry into the selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018.
This is welcome.
It is an important opportunity for you to have your say in Australia’s approach to radioactive waste management. The terms of reference can be found here and information about writing a submission is here. Submissions are due by 3rd April 2018. Please consider writing your own submission or alternatively, submit an online submission here.
Some points to consider including are:
  • A single individual or property owner should not be allowed to nominate a site for a nuclear waste dump.
  • The federal government have not made a clear or compelling case that we need a national nuclear waste dump in SA.
  • The consultation process has been deficient and has caused division in our communities.
  • The federal government plan lacks social licence or community consent. Traditional Owners have flagged concerns over cultural heritage issues.
  • The project has not considered the full range of options to best advance responsible radioactive waste management in Australia. Australia’s worst waste should be dealt with better.
It would be great to get as many submissions to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics as possible so collectively we can end this terrible process and get the federal government to finally take a responsible approach to radioactive waste management.

March 3, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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