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Add your voice to the open letter

Open letter:

"As people from all across Australia, we call on the federal government and Resources Minister Keith Pitt to keep the radioactive waste securely stored at Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation purpose-built facility and out of our regional communities, including Kimba, South Australia.

The waste cannot be dumped on our communities until a credible long-term solution is found."

A waste dump in Kimba would be bad news

Resources Minister Keith Pitt is committed to a deeply flawed national plan to dump radioactive waste in one of our regional communities – most likely the town of Kimba in South Australia.

Radioactive waste risks our air, soil and water. It damages the genetic and reproductive systems of plants, animals and people. And this waste lasts for up to ten thousand years.

Our communities should not be at risk at being exposed to something so dangerous.

95% of Australia’s most serious radioactive waste is currently managed at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Lucas Heights site in southern Sydney.

This is the best place to store our worst waste until a lasting solution is adopted.

Dumping the waste in a regional community, and double handling it is unnecessary and irresponsible – especially as our federal nuclear regulator has confirmed it can be safely stored at ANSTO ‘for decades to come’. 

The federal plan also lacks a fair process and consideration.

Barngarla Traditional Owners were excluded from a Kimba community ballot, and after previously being ruled out as a potential waste site by the government, the Flinders Ranges is back on the table as a possible location for the waste facility.

Instead, let's call on the Minister to embrace evidence-based, responsible waste management.

Sign the open letter now asking Resource Minister Keith Pitt to keep the radioactive waste sealed away and out of our communities.

Latest Supporters

Patricia 2021-07-28 22:47:31 +1000
Be responsible for our radioactive waste, and keep our vulnerable communities safe
Stella 2021-07-24 11:25:22 +1000
Tracey 2021-07-24 11:16:06 +1000
We should never be responsible for other countries wastes!!
Best safe practice is to keep the waste we generate here where it is & can be safely monitored by the experts!!
Hospital waste should be kept at hospitals untill safe for conventional landfill!!
Transportation of wastes ads costs and extra risks.
There is no need for a dump!
Guy 2021-07-23 22:57:13 +1000
We must protect our native animals. They are so vulnerable from human mismanagement and climate change
Dot 2021-07-23 14:28:40 +1000
Mark 2021-07-23 00:48:24 +1000
Jean 2021-07-22 06:48:29 +1000
Please put a stop to the mining of uranium and in doing that you will hopefully be putting an end to any pandering to the nuclear arms race
Paul 2021-07-21 23:01:15 +1000
Penny 2021-07-21 21:26:59 +1000
40years ago in Northern Germany lots of people demonstrated and sabotaged and risked their lives to try to keep the trains from reaching the dump, an old saltmine! … it was only ever supposed to be stored there until they found a safer place……
Katrin 2021-07-20 23:21:22 +1000
Ken 2021-07-20 18:11:30 +1000
Grace 2021-07-20 15:01:29 +1000
Adrienne and Jack 2021-07-18 13:47:08 +1000
Please do not dump on SA.
Anna 2021-07-18 11:27:09 +1000
Stop the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Australia and across the world. Only then are we in a position to consider what to do with the Waste that has already accumulated.
SA has rejected hosting Nuclear Fuel Dumping consistently over several decades now. There is already massive contamination in SA where its source of production needs to be halted and dealt with and the contamination of the past also further rectified.
The Federal Government refuses to acknowledge the dangers and contamination resultant of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. SA needs to stand firm in its resolve to remedy past mistakes and to clean up the Future.
Annie 2021-07-18 10:56:07 +1000
Sean 2021-07-18 01:45:19 +1000
Jean 2021-07-17 18:55:03 +1000
Everything about nuclear is a disaster waiting to happen. Don’t we ever learn?? Nuclear waste is not safe … And cannot be made “safe”
The human being may have potential… why then do we always act stupid, without foresight and ignore lessons of the past???
G 2021-07-17 17:04:24 +1000
Nico 2021-07-17 16:20:45 +1000
Frances 2021-07-17 10:15:38 +1000
Keep the nuclear waste where it is generated at ANSTO. It is purpose designed to be managed to the highest level, it is managed by their experts, it is secured by the appropriate security services, Don’t transport 1000kms across Australia to dump in agricultural country on the Eyre Peninsula, SA. Flinders Ranges communities have already voted – NO DUMP IN THE FLINDERS RANGES. SA government must uphold its own NO NUCLEAR legislation and the Federal government must find a credible long term solution. Not a quick political fix for nuclear waste that will last for 10 000s of years.
Julia 2021-07-17 09:53:16 +1000
What can I add to objection already stated in this letter, don’t dump radioactive waste on communities, there should be no discussion, should not even be considered.
Rhonda 2021-07-17 09:23:55 +1000
Andrea 2021-07-17 08:54:48 +1000
Under no circumstances are you or anyone else going to dump nuclear wast on Australian soil, you must be totally mad if you think one single Australian is going to want this.

Thanks for your time with your such urgent response to this vital matter.

Emmanuel Fardoulis
[email protected]
Emmanuel 2021-07-16 23:55:41 +1000
Bruce 2021-07-16 23:22:39 +1000
There is no need to have a dump at Kimba. Annd it is too great a risk. ANSTON is the place to store it Until a proper, long term solution is found.
Diane 2021-07-16 22:52:00 +1000
Chloe-Nicole 2021-07-16 21:25:11 +1000
“Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?”

“….Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Karen 2021-07-16 17:55:36 +1000
Nina 2021-07-16 17:38:08 +1000
Amanda 2021-07-16 17:22:50 +1000