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George Gear submits on Radioactive Waste Bill – that Kimba site is totally unsuitable

George Gear  to  Senate Economics Committee on NATIONAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT (SITE SPECIFICATION, COMMUNITY FUND AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2020 [PROVISIONS] Addition to my submission.   I have attached [on original] two short articles on radioactive storage which will be of assistance to the committee. As you will see the proposal by the government will not be licensed for storage in Australia. It fails to reach the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards for the storage of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).

Accordingly your committee must inform the senate that the Kimba proposal in the bill does not meet IAEA standards and should be withdrawn.

The two articles make this clear.

The first is written by Aurora who are the only company operating a (low level ) radioactive storage facility in Australia.

In it they draw attention to the following factors which are relevant to Kimba:

1. The buffer zone is inadequate, it is measured in hectares instead of kilometres. Leonora has a buffer zone of 15 kms.

2. The site should be at a location where there are “few active land uses” on surrounding land. As you know the Kimba site is in the middle of a prime wheat growing area. The site at Leonora is remote, nothing grows there and nobody goes there.

3. When the governments proposed site is finished with in 30 years and a new underground site has been established the redundant Kimba site will have to be managed (at taxpayer expense ) for 300 years.

4. Based on their experience none of the sites in SA would have been considered if it were not for the expression of interest model chosen by the government.

5. The Kimba site is unsuitable.

6. The decision to site the facility at Kimba is a political one and not based on technical or scientific considerations.The second article is by the AINS Group who are a specialist group in storing radioactive waste. They are based in Helsinki and this article is specific to the decision to establish the facility at Kimba. The main points of the article are:

1. Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) should be stored at intermediate level geological disposal. The Department already knows this. The quote below is taken straight from the “ National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Project” (NRWMFP) Facebook home page (attached). The statement that it will take  several decades to site and build is wrong and they know it. The Leonora site can store the ILW at depth within a year and the NRWMFP have known this for 3.5 years.

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Cleantech stocks bounce back from Covid, set scene for green recovery — RenewEconomy

Deloitte Australian CleanTech Index bounces back after shock from Covid-19 and rounds off seven years of significantly outperforming the ASX200. The post Cleantech stocks bounce back from Covid, set scene for green recovery appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Cleantech stocks bounce back from Covid, set scene for green recovery — RenewEconomy

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July 13 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Whoosh! Wind Power Wins, Pipelines Implode In Fossil Fuel Week From Hell” • Last week, a 4000-MW transmission project to move power from Kansas wind farms to Illinois won the green light for a go-ahead. It was probably the last thing oil and gas stakeholders wanted to hear on top of a huge […]

July 13 Energy News — geoharvey

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Queensland renewable energy zones a jobs goldmine — RenewEconomy

Solar Citizens report finds turbocharging Queensland large-scale renewable energy industry would create 9,300 construction jobs every year for 10 years and almost 6,000 ongoing jobs. The post Queensland renewable energy zones a jobs goldmine appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Queensland renewable energy zones a jobs goldmine — RenewEconomy

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Renewables-dominated South Australia delivering cheaper power than Vic, NSW — RenewEconomy

South Australian consumers set to reap benefits of world-leading renewables grid, with falling wholesale electricity prices delivering cheaper power than Victoria or NSW. The post Renewables-dominated South Australia delivering cheaper power than Vic, NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Renewables-dominated South Australia delivering cheaper power than Vic, NSW — RenewEconomy

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The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere — limitless life

OpEdNews Op Eds 7/10/2020 at 15:21:55 H3’ed 7/10/20 The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere By David Swanson (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This) No comments Become a Fan (139 fans) davidswanson.org (Image by Unknown Owner)DetailsDMCA The new film, The Vow From Hiroshima, tells the story of Setsuko Thurlow who was a school girl in Hiroshima when […]

The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere — limitless life

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Patience pays off as world’s biggest solar contractor takes leading position in Australia — RenewEconomy

The world’s biggest solar EPC contracting company takes leading position in Australia solar market as local and international competitors fall by the wayside. The post Patience pays off as world’s biggest solar contractor takes leading position in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Patience pays off as world’s biggest solar contractor takes leading position in Australia — RenewEconomy

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Increasing voices in Japan for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics — limitless life

Dear Friends, On 7th June Mr Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan, addressed me a message, expressing his views on the Tokyo Olympics : ”I always thought that instead of spending money on the Tokyo Olympics, the state should use these funds for the decontamination of the affected areas and to compensate the Fukushima nuclear […]

Increasing voices in Japan for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics — limitless life

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Cuba, Chernobyl and COVID-19 — Beyond Nuclear International

Join live online event about Cuban doctors and Chernobyl’s children

Cuba, Chernobyl and COVID-19 — Beyond Nuclear International

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