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Please lodge a submission against waste dump in South Australia

No Dump Alliance, Jemila Rushton 23 Mar 20,

We know that right now, you are likely doing all you can to keep families and communities safe, and trying to stay up to date with the important updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

While we are doing the same, and only just starting to imagine what campaigning in this era of COVID-19 might look like, there is a critical moment approaching in the campaign to stop the federal governments plan to dump nuclear waste in South Australia.

Please lodge a submission opposing the federal government’s nuclear waste dump plans on or before this Thursday, March 26.

The National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill specifically target SA for a national nuclear waste ‘facility’ ‒ a repository for low-level waste and an above-ground ‘interim’ (indefinite) store for long-lived intermediate-level waste including nuclear reactor fuel waste.

The Bill is deeply flawed and should be rejected. Among other problems, the Bill and the existing Act systematically disempower and dispossess Barngarla Traditional Owners who are unanimous in their opposition to the proposed nuclear waste facility.

Please make a submission on or before this Thursday March 26 to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee which is holding an inquiry to the Bill.

Peter Woolford, chair of the No Radioactive Waste on Agricultural Land in Kimba or SA group, writes:

“As a farmer in Kimba I ask people to stand together with us in writing a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee. It is so important that this flawed process and legislation is called out as a totally unacceptable methodology of responsible radioactive waste management in Australia and the Bill should not be supported. By contributing a submission to the inquiry, we can all make a positive difference.” 

The easiest and quickest way to make a submission is to simply sign the online submission drafted by Dr. Jim Green from Friends of the Earth, adding any comments you like. Click here to sign the online submission. 

Alternatively, you can write your own submission and email it to: economics.sen@aph.gov.au

For information on the inquiry, see this link.

For information on the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill 2020, see this link.

We hope you are all safe, healthy and taking care of each other.

March 23, 2020 - Posted by | ACTION

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