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Within weeks, Minister Keith Pitt is expected to declare Napandee, (Kimba, South Australia) as nuclear waste dump

Nuclear waste dump site in SA to be declared within weeks after bill passes federal parliament. Adelaide Now, 22 June 21,

A nuclear waste dump site in SA will be declared within weeks – with Kimba’s mayor welcoming the breakthrough.

A nuclear waste dump site in South Australia will be formally declared within weeks, after legislation passed parliament on Tuesday.

Federal resources minister Keith Pitt confirmed he would name a location for the radioactive waste storage facility soon after the “significant step forward” in parliament.

A revised bill with a shortlist of three sites passed the Senate late on Monday night with Federal Labor’s support, and was approved by the House of Representatives just after midday on Tuesday.

Kimba mayor Dean Johnson welcomed the bill’s passage as “great news”.

Napandee farm near Kimba is widely expected to be declared the location, after being named the preferred site in February 2020.

But it could quickly face a new legal challenge from the local Indigenous community……

Federal resources minister Keith Pitt confirmed he would name a location for the radioactive waste storage facility soon after the “significant step forward” in parliament.

A revised bill with a shortlist of three sites passed the Senate late on Monday night with Federal Labor’s support, and was approved by the House of Representatives just after midday on Tuesday.

Kimba mayor Dean Johnson welcomed the bill’s passage as “great news”.

Napandee farm near Kimba is widely expected to be declared the location, after being named the preferred site in February 2020.

But it could quickly face a new legal challenge from the local Indigenous community………

The opposition had refused to back the original Bill over concerns that naming the site in legislation, rather than by a ministerial decision, would prevent the possibility of a future legal challenge.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/nuclear-waste-dump-site-in-sa-to-be-declared-within-weeks-after-bill-passes-federal-parliament/news-story/666005edc7c77a5b121bf5dec952a11b

June 26, 2021 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, politics

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