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Our government is considering unlocking radioactive waste from secure storage at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's purpose-built facility where it was made.

From there it would be trucked through many of our communities to be dumped in the town of Kimba in regional South Australia, without any long-term plan.

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.

This dangerous waste cannot be trucked through and left in our communities without a long-term plan. It makes no sense.

It makes no sense to move this waste without a long-term plan. There are too many risks and too many communities that have had no say. 

Double handling this waste means twice the trouble and twice the risk.

Our government has called for input on this decision from “anyone with an interest, no matter where they live."

So let's speak out to protect our communities! 

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

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

The waste cannot be trucked through our communities until a credible long-term solution is found. 

Latest Supporters

John 2020-10-19 17:15:54 +1100
Wenjie Yuan
jessica 2020-10-19 10:03:26 +1100
I beg and pray the government industries be sensible and just choose 100% safe options when developing, it is worth it if they were young surely they would want more of a guarantee of a long healthy life as well!
Niccola 2020-10-16 22:22:26 +1100
Jeff Telfer
Jeff 2020-10-05 21:03:49 +1100
Gloria 2020-10-05 09:53:28 +1100
This facility would violate South Australia’s NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE FACILITY (PROHIBITION) ACT 2000, an act which prohibits the establishment of certain nuclear waste storage facilities in South Australia; and for other purposes.
South Australians rejected Jay Wetherill’s proposed nuclear waste storage facility in 2016.
I am very much opposed to continued actions which disrespect indigenous people by disregarding and riding roughshod over their very valid concerns. Countless environmental disasters could have been avoided if their wisdom had not been ignored.
There is NOT ‘nothing’ at Kimba. Such a facility would majorly endanger the local agricultural industry which contributes to South Australia’s exports.
Local ‘consultation’ deliberately excluded the indigenous people to whom the land belongs. It also failed to include the rest of South Australia as well as regional communities in New South Wales through which truckloads of this waste would have to travel. Considering the high number of road accidents involving trucks and road transports occurring on Australian roads every year the potential for disaster is inevitable.
It is horrifyingly irresponsible to carelessly shuffle dangerous waste around, endangering large areas of agricultural land, regional residences and precious groundwater.
Dawn 2020-10-04 16:56:56 +1100
Why is there a policy change to relocate storage of nuclear waste away from their current purpose built storage facilities at Lucas Heights to Kimba in SA which will be done by road transport, which puts the process at risk.
What’s in it for SA and who made the decision.
What recourse do the local Traditional owners have after 65,000 years?
Out of sight – out of mind……
I smell a rat !
Tony 2020-10-03 20:29:05 +1000
Why interfere with an arrangement already in place to store the waste?
The present facility is not under pressure to find a new site.
There is no long term safe alternative being considered, so what is driving the rush to shift the nuclear waste. Trucking it for long distances across the country is potentially dangerous.
why has there been no consultation or explanation for the indigenous communities on whose land the waste will be dumped? This is a disrespectful and arrogant abuse of power. on top of that the government is moving to legislate against any claims arising from this waste transfer and dump.
Margaret 2020-10-03 19:59:44 +1000
Please do not allow ‘unlocking’ radioactive waste from secure storage at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s facility, to be trucked through many communities to the town of Kimba, S.A. It makes no sense to risk moving this toxic radioactive waste, which damages the genetic and reproductive systems of plants, animals and people.
Jennifer 2020-10-03 15:17:43 +1000
I believe all radioactive waste should be held at the secure Lucas Heights site, not on Australian Native traditional lands.
Lynette 2020-10-03 14:16:14 +1000
Margy 2020-10-03 11:08:46 +1000
Think how you would feel if dangerous radioactive waste was dumped at your. Community, without your free, prior informed consent? Political expediency is completely unacceptable.
Carran 2020-10-03 10:32:41 +1000
Trevor 2020-09-30 08:46:58 +1000
Keep and manage nuclear waste at the point of generation, not dumped on the lands of traditional owners against their will.
Don 2020-09-24 10:48:14 +1000
Stop ANSTO’s insane plans.
Brett 2020-09-17 11:14:03 +1000
Toni 2020-09-16 10:33:38 +1000
Caroline 2020-09-15 20:14:47 +1000
seth 2020-09-15 19:18:13 +1000
federal imposition of nuclear waste transit & dumping fails the public interest pub test
David 2020-09-15 18:30:39 +1000
Elizabeth 2020-09-15 17:41:05 +1000
Kerry 2020-09-15 16:33:01 +1000
Maria 2020-09-15 15:35:24 +1000
Amber 2020-09-15 13:06:42 +1000
Complacency and ignorance are a far cry from respect and integrity it’s time to change for a better world.
Stephanie 2020-09-15 11:04:07 +1000
Dawn Joyce
Dawn 2020-09-15 10:25:01 +1000
Cathie 2020-09-15 09:30:02 +1000
This is a very critical issue for all Australians as all Australians and all of our environment, as well as far beyond our borders can be adversely affected by the nuclear waste site in just one area. The tiny particles of radioactive waste travels long distances and even the smallest micro particles can have extreme effects which only increase over time. Secure nuclear waste properly and with transparency for all Australians to see that they are being heard and considered.
A 2020-09-15 09:09:07 +1000
We lived through the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 in Germany experiencing radioactive rain. One reason to come to Australia was to give our children a enter and safer future in a land without nuclear power plants and all the associated problems including storage. Please don’t be so short-sighted, leave nuclear power alone and focus on renewable energy.
Ulrike 2020-09-15 08:40:02 +1000
Chantal 2020-09-15 08:36:09 +1000
Jessica 2020-09-15 08:28:24 +1000