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Add your name to the open letter

Open letter:

"As people from all across Australia, we call on the federal government and Resources Minister Madeleine King to stop the double-handling and relocation of radioactive waste to a highly contested regional facility proposed near Kimba in regional South Australia.

The Intermediate Level Waste should remain where it is securely stored at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's Lucas Heights facility, pending the outcome of an open review of future management options to identify a credible long-term solution. It's time for us to advance responsible waste management that keeps communities and nature safe."

A waste dump in Kimba would be bad news

The Morrison Government committed to a deeply flawed national plan to dump radioactive waste in one of our regional communities – near 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 face such an intergenerational burden, especially when most have not had a say and the Barngarla Native Title holders are explicitly opposed to the plan.

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.

Storing 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’. 

As well as lacking a clear rationale, the federal plan inherited from the Morrison government is also deficient in relation to community consultation and consent Barngarla Traditional Owners were excluded from a Kimba community ballot, and communities across South Australia and along potential transport corridors have not had a say in the plan.

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

Sign the open letter now asking Resources Minister Madeleine King to keep the radioactive waste securely stored at the best place until we adopt a credible and evidence-based approach to long-term waste management.

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Anne 2023-06-04 19:53:47 +1000
Harvey 2023-05-31 19:04:03 +1000
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Betsey 2023-05-28 15:10:02 +1000
Nuclear waste is too expensive to transport, bury and maintain protected.
Lisa 2023-05-27 12:50:28 +1000
Nuclear waste never goes away….it is a ‘dirty’ alternative and should be left in the ground,
Georgie 2023-05-24 12:31:02 +1000
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Pearline 2023-05-20 15:01:52 +1000
Rachael 2023-05-13 02:16:26 +1000
Edmund 2023-05-10 18:47:13 +1000
There is no place for a nuclear waste dump especially on such pristine habitats and geological faultlines.
Michelle 2023-05-05 16:48:32 +1000
T 2023-05-05 09:22:43 +1000
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رضوان احمد عبده 2023-04-06 13:56:04 +1000
We don’t need nuclear
Joshua 2023-04-04 13:15:36 +1000
Mary 2023-04-03 19:08:17 +1000
Chris 2023-04-03 15:51:07 +1000
I want to see our government take responsibility for our future. No nuclear powered anything that leaves radioactive waste for 10s of 1000s of years. LEAVE IT ALONE ! AND LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND.
Mike 2023-04-01 16:17:33 +1100
I want to see our government take responsibility for our future. No nuclear powered anything that leaves radioactive waste for 10s of 1000s of years. Leave the world with a light footprint.
Dominique 2023-04-01 10:54:02 +1100
Deanna 2023-03-31 14:49:10 +1100
There is no material known to man that can be guaranteed to contain nuclear material for the period needed to render it “safe”. There is no responsible way to store nuclear material.

That’s a hard NO from me.
Leonie 2023-03-29 12:24:56 +1100
No need to mine uranian. Australia can do well without it!
Spencer 2023-03-28 22:36:21 +1100
Julia 2023-03-28 20:11:14 +1100
Liz 2023-03-27 13:34:15 +1100
Radioactive waste is a forever problem. We can’t afford to take unnecessary risks like double handling
Kirsten 2023-03-22 20:04:06 +1100
Dieter 2023-03-22 16:11:28 +1100
Martin 2023-03-22 14:26:19 +1100
There is no safe way to store nuclear waste into the future as humans are constantly failing in their endeavours to mitigate risk , any construct will break down tens of thousands of years before the waste could be classified as safe and we are not only failing our own children of our species but all other innocent species that SHARE this planet ,, we should be trying to come up with shared understanding to collectively look after this planet, in every corner and not create toxic waste sites ,, let us not perpetuate insanity and wake up to our fear based stupidly and always work to look after the land , not destroy it
Ben 2023-03-19 19:47:10 +1100