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Remembering the success of the nuclear-free movement at Muckaty in Australia’s Northern Territory

The Commons Social Change Library Nuclear Fuel Cycle watch Jim Green, 24 FEb 22,

 To mark the first anniversary of the official announcement of Muckaty in the Northern Territory as the site for a proposed national radioactive waste dump, members of Friends of the Earth ACE (Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy) Collective toured part of the ALP Energy and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson’s Batman electorate in search of an alternative dumping ground.

This was one of many protests against the project and it would take another three years of concerted campaigning by the Muckaty community and supporters to overturn the government’s decision. For his part Ferguson rapidly transitioned from mining minister to mining lobbyist, taking up a role as the chair of peak group the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association within six months of retirement from parliament.

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February 26, 2022 - Posted by | Northern Territory, Opposition to nuclear

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