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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

Alexander 2019-12-11 09:41:48 +1100
Adele Rye
Adele 2019-12-11 09:01:15 +1100
Transporting Nuclear waste not only puts those living at the final destination at risk but all those communities along the way. Who’s to say what happened at Lucas Heights won’t happen again? A spill can never be completly cleaned up. Exposure to radiation threatens our lives, our agriculture, our land and every living organism on this planet. It is toxic waste and we should be looking at greener ways of living. I will not let this go ahead. It must remain where it is.
Michelle 2019-12-11 00:55:48 +1100
No nuclear waste dump is welcome anywhere in South Australia or anywhere for that matter.
Chrysanthy 2019-12-10 21:39:27 +1100
Adam 2019-12-10 20:50:06 +1100
Paul Richards
Paul 2019-12-10 18:33:23 +1100
Dorothy 2019-12-10 18:02:55 +1100
Kirsten 2019-12-10 14:58:20 +1100
Gigi 2019-12-10 11:58:44 +1100
Barbara 2019-12-10 11:34:16 +1100
Heather 2019-12-10 11:00:00 +1100
Jessica 2019-12-10 08:49:09 +1100
It is my will that the radioactive waste stored at Lucas Heights remain where it is. The risks during transportation and the risks to air, soil, water, flora and fauna it poses at the South Australian site are too great to even consider such a move.
Bridgette 2019-12-10 08:26:46 +1100
Francesca 2019-12-10 08:11:44 +1100
Daisuke 2019-12-10 07:57:33 +1100
Dont be stupid, why put communities at risk? Perhaps it should be mandatory for people who work for the government to have a higher level of intelligence before being allowed to work in politics /parliament. its ridiculous how stupid the majority are these days.
Janet 2019-12-10 07:43:55 +1100
It is my will that the radioactive waste stored at Lucas Heights remain where it is. The risks during transportation and the risks to air, soil, water, flora and fauna it poses at the South Australian site are too great to even consider such a move.
Pamela 2019-12-09 20:56:23 +1100
Kathy 2019-12-09 19:54:50 +1100
Gavin 2019-12-09 19:36:43 +1100
Pinar 2019-12-09 18:45:05 +1100
Greg Were
Greg 2019-12-09 18:42:40 +1100
Mark 2019-12-09 18:10:45 +1100
Ms G 2019-12-09 16:54:36 +1100
Adnymathanha peoples voted no to a waste dump at Wallerbidina in the Flinders Ranges. Respect our Cultural Rights. No means No.Genocide on Aboriginal peoples again.
Vivianne 2019-12-09 16:03:58 +1100
Sue 2019-12-09 15:21:31 +1100
April 2019-12-09 14:39:26 +1100
Mr Canavan.The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, ignominious exploits to garnish support for a realpolitik program to abandon nuclear waste in a community of unwilling people is unacceptable and courting with untold risks to people, a fragile environment and represents bad judgement by ANSTO and DIIS with a failure to procure a site compatible for the abandonment of such waste.
   ANSTO, Lucas Heights and the nuclear industry with its poor safety record is supported by its 1200 strong work-force whom have pumped radioactive effluent into the river, released radioactive contamination into the atmosphere and radiated its own workers, yet they eagerly want to expand these risks by burdening a SA community with waste that fails to meet any of the DIIS criteria for safe abandonment.
   You, Matt, may not be adroit to the fact that the laws of physics state that Lucas Heights will remain a radioactive dump for the radioactive waste it produces for more than 10 years after they shut the door on the facility, and Australia only needs one dump not two.
In 1992 Australia signed the Basel Convention stating they will keep toxic waste close to the point of production to limit risks. Our concerns also include the lack of consultation regarding determination of transport routes and availability of resources, training, and infrastructure for emergency preparedness, response, and risk management for potential incidents during shipment
Greg 2019-12-09 13:30:16 +1100
Peter 2019-12-09 13:29:02 +1100
This current flawed process even breaches nuclear industry best practice.
Zac 2019-12-09 13:25:26 +1100
Ka 2019-12-09 13:20:48 +1100