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Minister Keith Pitt confirms that the federal government has bought the land at Kimba for the national nuclear waste dump.

Kimba confirmed as home to nuclear waste facility, The Advertiser, 29 Nov 21,

Small Eyre Peninsula town of Kimba confirmed by Canberra as home to Australia’s new nuclear waste facility.

The small Eyre Peninsula town of Kimba will be home to a $325m nuclear waste facility for Australia, with Resources Minister Keith Pitt confirming the federal government has acquired land to build the complex.

Mr Pitt said the decision to choose Kimba provided “a solution that has eluded consecutive governments for more than 40 years’’. In August, Mr Pitt said the 211ha site at Napandee farm, 24km west of Kimba, was the preferred location for the dump, which will store low-level radioactive waste permanently and some intermediate waste for several decades.

The selection of Kimba has divided the local community. Opponents believe a nuclear waste dump would ruin the area’s clean, green image, although a ballot run by Kimba Council in 2019 found 62 per cent of residents supported the facility. The Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation has previously argued that it was not consulted about the site and has flagged it will ask for a Judicial Review of the decision………


November 28, 2021 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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