The federal government’s plan to dump and store radioactive waste in regional South Australia has stalled.
With the selection of a site delayed, the federal government has extended the time for public submissions and community comments about its radioactive waste plan.
Have your say by sending a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). This is an important opportunity to call for a new and better approach. So let's speak out!
Need some inspiration? Base your submission off these points:
The federal government has made no clear or compelling case for a national radioactive waste facility. We need an independent, evidence based approach into the full range of options to ensure the best possible management of Australia's radioactive waste.
- Many community members who live in the proposed sites resent the intense federal pressure and are deeply concerned about risks to water, culture, tourism and agriculture – now and long into the future.
Ninety-five per cent of Australia’s radioactive waste is currently stored in secure sites with the expertise and technology to manage it. There is no rationale for double handling the waste. It makes no sense to handball this to a less secure, remote site while we work out a long-term plan.
Your submission will be made public by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS).