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Why is the Australian government so secretive about Commonwealth land available for nuclear wastes?

Senator Rex Patrick No Nuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia


Yesterday I received copies of minutes from the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) Steering Committee under Freedom of Information laws.

What is clear from these minutes is that the Government has secretly considered a number of Commonwealth owned land parcels as potential NRWMF sites. Why has this fact not been made public? Why don’t we know what sites were considered? Why has the analysis and any decisions associated with potential Commonwealth sites not been made public?

It staggers me, in a process that the Minister claims to be open and transparent, that this important aspect of site selection process has not been made public, nor open to scrutiny.

I have written to Minister Canavan asking him to provide me with details of sites considered and the associated analysis. If he won’t I will seek a Senate Order for Production of Documents to get access to them.

Copies of the minutes are available here.…/NRWMF%20Minutes.pdf…


August 17, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, secrets and lies

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