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Shaun Barford approves of Nuclear Waste Dump Siting Process, thanks the “caring” Federal Government

Shaun Barford.  Submission to Senate Committee on Selection Process for Nuclear Waste Dump Site. (Submission no. 83) 

I write with regards to the senate inquiry into the site selection process for a national waste management facility in Kimba, South Australia.

 I am a local business owner and operate the Kimba Gateway Hotel located in the centre of town and have intently followed the process since this opportunity first came about in 2015. To date, I have found the process to be both appropriate and thorough and sincerely appreciate the time and resources dedicated by the Federal Government in providing the opportunity to become better informed across all aspects of this subject.

Our community has been offered the opportunity to:

  • Attend multiple public information sessions hosted by industry professionals
  • Meet with people from the Department weekly to discuss the facility· Read newsletters and other factual information distributed in our letterboxes
  • Visit the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation to see how they manage and store waste safely and gain a better understanding of our own Nuclear Industry

The team from Canberra have gone to great lengths to provide the factual information to the community and continue to do so as we move through phase two. It is clear the process has been designed and implemented to provide a considered approach in informing and addressing the concerns of our local community. To acknowledge the possibility of disruption Kimba has received two million dollars for local projects that will significantly benefit our entire community.

I remain supportive of this opportunity and thankful for the caring and informative approach shown by the Federal Government thus far

July 11, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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