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A WASTE OF TIME – submissions re radioactive waste dump Inquiry- ONLY TECHNICAL MATTERS will be considered

Noel Wauchope 27 May 20  It looks like the Senate Committee inquiring into the Bill to amend the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012  will limit the scope of their inquiries to mainly technical and scientific information. This will be done for two reasons.

The first reason is to bolster ANSTO’s position for getting all the licences for the facility at Napandee as described in ARPANSA’s submission since there are strong and real doubts that ANSTO will not succeed in getting them.

This would make the whole selection process a futile and unnecessary exercise without a result. We all know that this cost millions of dollars.

The second reason is that by concentrating on the technical factors the Committee will be able to avoid dealing with the more emotive questions based on the differences within the community, the outcome of the Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights and the destroying of Native Title and other matters. The result is that many of fine submissions to the Committee will now be simply ignored as they do not include technical data.

What hope does the general community have?

May 27, 2020 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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