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Australian Labor Party’s policy platform – on nuclear waste, and opposition to nuclear industry development

From Robyn Wood, 4 Feb 19– The ALP policy platform has just been published.

Uranium mining is on page 69
I don’t know how they will achieve this
149  Foster a constructive relationship between mining companies and Indigenous communities affected by uranium mining
 Radioactive waste is on p 71
  154. Labor will: 
 Vigorously and totally oppose the ocean dumping of radioactive waste;  Prohibit the establishment of nuclear power plants and all other stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Australia;  
 Remain strongly opposed to the importation and storage of nuclear waste that is sourced from overseas in Australia.
155. Labor acknowledges that radioactive waste management is a complex policy challenge that requires the highest levels of transparency and evidence, while balancing the need of the community to benefit from treatments for diseases like cancer. Accordingly, Labor will act in accordance with scientific evidence, and with full transparency, broad public input and best practice technical and consultative standards, taking into account the views of traditional owners, to progress responsible radioactive waste management 
Chapter 4 starts on page 74: Tackling climate change, securing our energy future & addressing our environmental challenges   


February 4, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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