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Kimba District Council seems mainly concerned about getting finances and services, in return for hosting nuclear wastes

District Council of  KIMBA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia (Submission No.19) 

(I was not able to copy this submission, so have just put an excerpt here with the main points. )

Kimba council addresses Term of Reference e) Whether wider Eyre Peninsula or Statewide community views should be taken into consideration, and if so, how this is occurring or should be occurring.

 “Council remains of the view that its Local Government area represents the best reflection of the wishes of its community.”

“Kimba has been visited by  a multitude of experts..”  “Associate Professor Geoff Currie believed that Kimba was now one of the most educated communities in the country on radioactive waste….”

“Council would expect that the Australia Government would provide specificity on what financial and service benefits it will provide, and how these will be administered through the National radioactive waste Management Act (2012) before a final ballot occurs.”

Without this information available, Council does not believe the community would be in a position to make an informed decision that addresses the questions and concerns identified during phase two of the site selection process.

Council acknowledges the Australian Government is committed to undertaking community engagement as it selects a site for the NRWMF, and believes that by continuing to provide detailed information about the process, it will allow those participating in the final ballot the opportunity to make a considered decision which factors in both the impacts and benefits of constructing the facility in their region.

Debra Larwood  Chief Executive Officer

T: 08 8627 2026 E:

F: 08 8627 2382

July 12, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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