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Shirley Inglis – 5th generation Kimba resident – on hasty nuclear waste legislation – this plan has really hurt people

Shirley Inglis – Submission to Sentae Committee re National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 [Provisions]    Submission 88 

I have found it difficult to understand why a radioactive waste facility needs to be placed amongst farmlands in Kimba.  The community I grew up in has seen many changes, growth and struggles over time, but has survived.  Much smaller communities than ours continue to soldier on despite hardships and adapted to these circumstances.

Only Kimba has been chosen to host a facility after Rowan Ramsey thought it was a good idea back in 2015 to nominate his land. What has happened since is  continued stance that this must be accepted at all cost.  I have a lack of trust in what the government proposes and how this has continually changed just like this amended Bill.

As I see out my twilight years  that has seen five generations of family live in this community, it is saddening to think of how this has really hurt people.

People must be comfortable with such a proposal, and the best possible solution for Australia’s radioactive waste must be the government’s priority to take the time to get it right..

I hope that your Committee can recommend a better process to be found that respects all Australians to find the right outcome, and not this one.

May 9, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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