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Australian govt not consulting communities on the nuclear waste transport route

Robyn Wood, 7 Aug 18
The arrogant federal government doesn’t think it needs to consult in depth with the communities the waste will be travelling through? Who is responsible for an accident?

 ABC North North West 639 Facebook Page  PORT PIRIE TO RECEIVE NUCLEAR WASTE?

Port Pirie Regional Council has been blindsided by reports that suggest the city’s port could be used to transfer nuclear waste to a proposed national storage facility.

Port Pirie Mayor, John Rohde, said the council was unaware of the possibility, but if the city’s port is selected as a transfer site, he expects the Federal Government to consult the community.

“I would have thought that is absolutely critical to anything the [Federal] Government does in relation to this matter,” he said.

The port was identified as a possible receival point for radioactive waste in two site characterisastion reports, due to its proximity to rail and road networks near proposed sites at Hawker and Kimba.

Ports at Whyalla and Port Lincoln were also suggested as viable options.

A Department of Industry, Innovation and Science spokesperson said transport plans will be finalised by an operator once a site is selected.

The spokesperson said any consultation won’t be as in depth as the current site selection process, because waste will only be travelling through the communities.


August 8, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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