The Federal Government plans to build a national nuclear waste facility in SA.
South Australians said no the last time (1998-2004) the Federal Government wanted to build a nuclear waste dump, and more recently we said no to the plan to import high-level international nuclear waste.
The proposed dump would store intermediate-level nuclear waste, not dispose of it. The long-lived intermediate-level waste would be stored above ground as an ‘interim’ measure until being moved again for deep underground disposal. There are no plans for permanent disposal of the long-lived intermediate-level waste, so ‘interim’ above-ground storage in SA could stretch to 100 years or more.
What you can do
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