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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

Radioactive waste should not be stored in SA. The people who produced it should store it. They should have had a plan instead of just dumping it elsewhere whenever they feel the need. Nuclear waste is dangerous to both people and the environment.
Jeanette 2020-08-18 09:41:22 +1000
Radioactive waste should not be stored in SA. The people who produced it should store it. They should have had a plan instead of just dumping it elsewhere whenever they feel the need. Nuclear waste is dangerous to both people and the environment.
Patricia 2020-08-18 09:16:56 +1000
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Lilo 2020-08-18 08:49:37 +1000
Gabrielle 2020-08-18 08:38:28 +1000
Tracey 2020-08-18 08:37:11 +1000
Kirsty 2020-08-18 08:30:26 +1000
Gregory Bannon: We have heard from the independent regulator that this facility at this place is not urgently required. The material can be safely stored where it is for several more decades. Why is not logical and sensible to use our best science to locate the best place in the country for the safe, permanent DISPOSAL of the country’s radioactive waste? The current storage facility at Lucas Heights is more than adequate for those several decades. Why incur the huge extra expenditure for transport and TEMPORARY STORAGE of this stuff at a time when country is facing the largest deficit in its history?
Gregory 2020-08-18 08:16:20 +1000
Sally 2020-08-18 08:07:02 +1000
Graeme 2020-08-18 07:16:49 +1000
Caristia 2020-08-18 06:49:00 +1000
Julia 2020-08-17 23:07:47 +1000
Peter 2020-08-17 22:41:48 +1000
David 2020-08-17 22:16:56 +1000
Cathy Gill
Cathy 2020-08-17 21:34:26 +1000
Joan Altmann
Joan 2020-08-17 21:14:10 +1000
Surely, Markings and all its disastrous consequences must have taught you that the ’ unseen’ people, to the traditional owners, are those most critically affected? Politics is a joke!
Geraldine 2020-08-17 21:11:25 +1000
Anne 2020-08-17 21:08:41 +1000
Sam 2020-08-17 21:02:02 +1000
Sue 2020-08-17 20:41:14 +1000
Judith 2020-08-17 20:36:44 +1000
Sarah 2020-08-17 20:35:56 +1000
leave the waste at Lucas’s Heights
william 2020-08-17 20:25:26 +1000
Astrid 2020-08-17 19:55:45 +1000
Kathryn 2020-08-17 19:46:21 +1000
Sue 2020-08-17 19:40:02 +1000
Stephanie 2020-08-17 19:25:26 +1000
Leave it in the ground
Brendan 2020-08-17 19:20:07 +1000
It’s widely known that the horror and arrogance of processes in the west of south Australia during the British Empire’s testing of nuclear weapons should never have been allowed (thanks Menzies, you imperial fool) , and this latter day version should not be allowed, either.
Greg 2020-08-17 18:52:48 +1000
Rebecca 2020-08-17 18:41:51 +1000
Annette 2020-08-17 18:37:03 +1000