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Keep South Australia’s Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000

Mark Parnell MLC , No nuclear waste dump anywhere in South Australia. 16 Oct 20, 
The atmosphere in State Parliament today has been positively radioactive. Before lunch, we debated a new Radiation Protection Bill and this afternoon we will see where the parties line up to support or oppose the proposed Kimba nuclear waste dump.
I was pleased this morning that the Upper House supported a number of Greens’ amendments which make the regulation of ionizing radiation more transparent. However, making the BHP Olympic Dam mine comply with State laws was too much for Liberal or Labor. Shamefully, this mine will continue to get special treatment and legal exemptions as they have for nearly 40 years.

October 16, 2020 Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, South Australia | Leave a comment