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Nuclear waste dump for Kimba? Residents to vote soon

Kimba residents to vote on waste facility,  BARRY WAKELIN, 30 Sept  https://www.eyretribune.com.au/story/6412750/kimba-residents-to-vote-on-waste-facility/This week Kimba will be voting to become the nuclear waste centre of Australia and possibly the world.
The State Parliament are on the record as accepting that a Kimba ‘yes’ vote is a yes vote for South Australia, because they believe the constitution gives the federal government the full power to proceed with the national dump at Kimba.

This is supported by the reality that the Palmer/federal Liberal agreement on preferences at the last federal election saw a overwhelming victory for the Liberals.

Importantly, the Palmer policy was strong advocacy for nuclear power in Australia, which saw the strong Liberal victory, so to me the wheels are rolling and the only impediment ironically is the large and increasing investment in South Australia in renewable energy.

As far as Kimba accepting the international nuclear waste the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming, once the decision to accept the higher level waste was made and confirmed prior to the last federal election.

After 60 years of nuclear reactors at Lucas Heights, Kimba is political heaven for our national Parliament.

A yes vote at Kimba means a $300 million investment by the federal government almost immediately, or they could have their ‘facility’ at Leonora in Western Australia for no cost to taxpayers and in a much more isolated area without the risks and without breaching their own guidelines.

So next week Kimba may well be going in to the history books for different reasons to their up-to annual $80 million export agriculture.

Good luck with whatever their decision.. I don’t have a vote even though I am a partner in a farming business of almost 100 years, near a preferred site.

October 3, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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