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Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s Federal government process for nuclear waste dump siting disrespects indigenous community

It has been said that this dump will not go ahead if the community is opposed to it, therefore we don’t understand why this discussion is even still happening given that the clear majority of Traditional Owners are so opposed to it?

This area is currently under some protection from the Aboriginal Heritage Act of SA however, we are concerned that the Federal Government may attempt to override this state legislation. This concern is increased given that the government has suspended federal environmental and Aboriginal heritage protections during the siting period for the planned dump.

ATLA is in partnership with IBA in owning the Wilpena Pound Resort and we don’t want a waste dump to affect our tourism future.

It is NOT international best practice to go against the Traditional Owners and we call upon the federal government to stop this proposal immediately

How can you determine Indigenous support, for each process advancement stage, when ATLA was not approached until the project entered phase 2.

Adnyamathanha Traditional Land Association RNTBC, Submission to the senate inquiry into the Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia. Introduction (Submission No.42)

The Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association RNTBC is the peak body for all matters relating to land, culture, heritage, language and native title for Adnyamathanha people. Adnyamathanha country includes the oldest mountain range in the world and we have the oldest living culture in the world.

Adnyamathanha people are important keepers of the knowledge of this country that is recognised worldwide. This is a very important role for each and every one of us to keep this culture strong and to protect this mountain range and surrounding country and ensure our knowledges are understood by future generations.

The Association has been set up on a culturally appropriate model that allows all Adnyamathanha people to have representation on this peak body. We have a governing committee of up to 24 members and each of these members represents a particular group of Adnyamathanha people. Our Board of Directors meet throughout the year to make the decisions in relation to the matters arising and where necessary decisions are brought back to the community for discussion and ratification.

This has been a very successful process for us all with our Consent Determination being handed down in 2009. We have been united in this process and by working together we have really achieved a great deal for our people and for the future generations. We have only achieved this because we work so hard to keep our culture strong and we were able to prove that we know our country and we know our story lines and our language is kept strong.

ATLA is in partnership with IBA to purchase the Wilpena Pound Resort.

Muda

Yura Muda is our term for our spiritual and cultural beliefs, it gives us our law, our rules for living and defines our spiritual beliefs and our boundaries. We believe our Muda in a way that is deeper than most other religions.

Some areas of our Muda have been disturbed or destroyed, by mining and other developments over the years and this causes a great deal of distress to our people. Once the land is destroyed the Muda is gone, we can no longer pass on that cultural and spiritual information to our younger generations and this of course effects our cultural survival.

The Waste Dump

The nuclear waste facility proposed for the Wallerberdina/Barndioota is in our country. We understand that this federal plan seeks to deal with the disposal of low level waste and the interim storage of intermediate level waste for a non-defined period at the facility site. In this submission we refer to the plan as a dump, please note that this refers to both the dump and store concepts. Our organisation has voted on several occasions stating we are totally opposed to the waste dump in that particular area.

We have been opposed to this dump from day one and we have made our views public where ever possible. Continue reading

May 21, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump | Leave a comment

USA agricultural community worried that a “temporary” nuclear waste dump will probably become permanently stranded wastes

State lawmakers, industry leaders tangle with nuclear waste site near Carlsbad Adrian C Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus May 19, 2018 

May 21, 2018 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

“We were rich in uranium, and we have been sacrificed” — Beyond Nuclear International

Tribes fight to stop new uranium mines on sacred Mt. Taylor

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May 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“What’s at stake here is life for the whole planet” — Beyond Nuclear International

Student Vincent Laroza finds “a lot of hard things to think about” when studying nuclear history

via “What’s at stake here is life for the whole planet” — Beyond Nuclear International

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide — RenewEconomy

RES Australia proposes 176MW solar farm plus lithium-ion battery bank for Pallamana, 60km south-east of Adelaide.

via RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide — RenewEconomy

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Neoen wins council approval for 500MW solar farm and storage — RenewEconomy

Neoen gains council planning approval for a 500MW solar farm and large battery storage facility in south-west Queensland.

via Neoen wins council approval for 500MW solar farm and storage — RenewEconomy

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

AGL rejects Alinta bid for Liddell, Coalition goes mental — RenewEconomy

Despite intense pressure from Turnbull government, AGL rejects bid for Liddell power station, saying the “highly conditional” offer did not reflect the value of the site. Abbott and Joyce are apoplectic and call for forced sale.

via AGL rejects Alinta bid for Liddell, Coalition goes mental — RenewEconomy

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Potential Historic Arctic Warming Scenario in the GFS Model Forecast for Late May — robertscribbler

For years, Arctic watchers have been concerned that if May and June ran much warmer than average following an equally severe winter, we could see substantial sea ice losses, severe Arctic fires, and related knock-on global weather effects. This May, temperatures over the Arctic Ocean have run much warmer than average. And in the GFS […]

via Potential Historic Arctic Warming Scenario in the GFS Model Forecast for Late May — robertscribbler

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