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Our government is considering unlocking radioactive waste from secure storage in southern Sydney.

Why? To put it on a truck and haul it all the way to either the Flinders Ranges or the Eyre Peninsula in regional 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.

The waste cannot be trucked through our communities. 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 Matt Canavan to keep the radioactive waste sealed away and out of communities in New South Wales and South Australia:

As people from all across Australia, we call on the federal government and Matt Canavan to keep the radioactive waste securely stored at Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation in Lucas Heights, Sydney, and out of communities in New South Wales and South Australia.

The waste cannot be trucked through our communities for dumping until a credible storage solution is found. 

Latest Supporters

Sara 2019-12-12 20:30:02 +1100
Moving this radioactive waste will expose people to risk and also to pollute an area that I and many others want to visit in safety. Leave it where it is until you have a solution, not just a plan to look like you are dealing with it.
Carolyn 2019-12-12 17:28:03 +1100
Please leave the radioactive waste at Lucas Heights until a TOTALLY SAFE STORAGE and TRANSPORT means can be found and agreed upon by those nearby who may be effected.
John 2019-12-12 16:14:44 +1100
Patrick Mooney. Fraser/Howard Revisited. Like poor cousin Coal. It’s in their DNA.
Patrick 2019-12-12 13:14:07 +1100
Astrid 2019-12-12 12:54:13 +1100
Val 2019-12-12 10:30:18 +1100
Eva 2019-12-12 09:51:38 +1100
Show more leadership, creative thinking and respect for the people you claim to represent. Putting us, our children and our environment in danger for generations to come would be grossly negligent, incompetent and immoral. Is that really the legacy you want to leave behind?
Tamara 2019-12-12 09:25:27 +1100
Marissa 2019-12-12 09:06:51 +1100
Lyndon 2019-12-12 07:49:26 +1100
Sue 2019-12-12 07:40:49 +1100
Claudio 2019-12-12 00:25:54 +1100
Felicity 2019-12-11 23:07:53 +1100
No nuclear waste dump on Adnyamathanha yarta. It will destroy our cultural heritage sites, Dreaming story lines thus causing cultural genocide upon us.
Heather 2019-12-11 22:27:11 +1100
Please don’t dump this nuclear waste in Kimba or Hawker. Both unwilling communities. The negatives far out weigh the positives.
Janet 2019-12-11 21:22:29 +1100
Tessa 2019-12-11 21:07:42 +1100
Let’s make sense and be logical Matt Canavan. Don’t move the radioactive wastes and store it on SA. Our family lives on SA. The risk is too high. Why are we spending tax payer’s money, our money, on this? Why don’t you use the money to help public schools install more gardens, or solar panels, or rainwater tanks??
Rex 2019-12-11 20:49:50 +1100
No nuclear Matt Canavan. Solar. Wind. Hydro is safe.
Karen 2019-12-11 19:12:24 +1100
This is a NATIONAL issue affecting many generation to come: local communities should not be made scapegoats for the rest; especially so when ‘informed consent’ requires full disclosure – which in this case has not occurred…
Tim 2019-12-11 19:11:37 +1100
I was born & raised in SA, the risks to the state are far too high to store nuclear waste. Kill off this proposal.
Belinda 2019-12-11 18:36:27 +1100
renny 2019-12-11 15:47:17 +1100
All South Australians voted a definite NO to this proposal
It is not a decision for two small towns to make
Make decisions that will provide a safe and healthy future for our children
There is more to life than money
Susan 2019-12-11 15:43:25 +1100
The radioactive waste should stay at Lucas Heights where there is many years of maintaining this highly toxic material. It should not be travelling over our country whether by road or ship due to the very high risks of accidental disposal and all the ramifications of that. It must not be stored in the Flinders Ranges which has already been found to be highly unsatisfactory for storing waste of this nature.
Moya 2019-12-11 15:41:10 +1100
Karen 2019-12-11 15:31:12 +1100
Sallie 2019-12-11 15:07:47 +1100
Amy 2019-12-11 13:48:33 +1100
As an Australian Indigenous women we have lost a lot of our ways our kinship and land/country and families, so when I hear and see this and more still happening in today society it not only makes me cry tears but also cry angry tears if we the people of Australia come together as one we can STOP a lot more then we realise, our country plants and animals insects need our voices. Here is mine Stop to think of your children’s future and what will be lost forever.
Barb 2019-12-11 12:24:15 +1100
Julie 2019-12-11 10:57:16 +1100
We are Primary Producers in the Flinders Ranges Council area. WE DON’T WANT a Nuclear dump in the grazing land which is outside of our Flinders Ranges Council area. We few FRC ratepayers, SHOULDN’T have the responsibility, of deciding where our Australian Nuclear waste is stored. It should be stored in an area selected under IAEA guidelines. NOT in an area prone to earthquakes, water inundation AND with shallow ground water. WE DON’T WANT A NUCLEAR DUMP in our region. An ill planned dump in the wrong place.
Dean 2019-12-11 10:47:48 +1100
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Bernadette 2019-12-11 10:32:07 +1100