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Flood risk at proposed nuclear dump site at Wallerberdina.

Barb Walker shared a post.  Flinders Local Action Group  Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, 18 Nov 19

Last Thursday five members of FLAG met with James Rusk from AECOM, and Johnathon from DIIS to voice our concerns regarding the flood threat from the Hookina Creek to the proposed dump site at Wallerberdina.

James admitted that flood waters could cover the site up to a meter deep in a rare Possible Maximum Flood event, and that this could be easily mitigated by raising the surface area of the 40 hectare site by approximately one metre.

To put this in perspective: This would require the the mining of approximately 600,000 tonnes of top soil from a borrow pit close to the site,
the carting of 26,400 semi tipper loads and the spreading and compaction of this fill to a metre deep over the entire site. Huge amounts of water of would also be needed for the costruction.

The resulting massive desecration of the proposed area, containing many sites of cultural significance to the Adnyamathanha women was not perceived by either James or Johnathon to be a problem. – Bob.

November 18, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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