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South Australia nuclear waste storage facility legal battle continues

South Australia nuclear waste storage facility legal battle continues, ABC North and West SA / By Lucas Forbes 5 June 22,

Key points:

  • Traditional owners asked the new federal government to quash a decision naming a site near Kimba as the location of a nuclear waste facility
  • The Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation has started legal action to block the facility
  • A previous community ballot showed just over 60 per cent of Kimba residents support the facility

A legal stoush between the federal government and traditional owners over a nuclear waste facility in South Australia looks set to continue after the new resources minister was asked to move the project.

The Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation opposed the facility, saying traditional owners were not sufficiently consulted.

It began legal action last year to stop the facility. 

The organisation called on the new Labor government to quash the previous government’s decision to declare Napandee near Kimba as the site of the facility. 

But Resources Minister Madeline King would not be drawn on whether or not she would quash the decision.

“Radioactive waste management is a long-term, complex issue that successive governments have been working on for decades,” she said……….

She said she would not pre-empt the outcome of the court process by making changes to the project.

The Barngrala Determination Aboriginal Corporation has written to Ms King and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking them to find another site for the nuclear waste facility. …………


June 6, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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