No way Jay! Don't support a plan to ship, store and bury the world's radioactive waste in Australia

Petitioning South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill

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Right now there is a plan to ship up to one-third of the world’s high-level radioactive waste and bury it in South Australia.

This plan would impact Australians for the next 300,000 years.

It would enable aging nuclear reactors around the world – now under pressure to close because of their intractable waste problems – to stay open for another decade – more risk and more waste.

Let’s tell South Australian Premier Weatherill not to open Australia’s door to the world’s dirty and dangerous radioactive waste. We should not prop up this declining industry for a few more years and impose its waste on generations of our children to come.

Muckaty Tradiditonal Owners fought against a plan to dump waste on their country.

Muckaty Traditional Owners united against a plan to dump radioactive waste on their country, and won.

There’s an organised campaign for an international waste dump in Australia, an expensive “consultation” and social media campaign which presents the plan as if it’s a done deal. We need to counter this push.

The future for Australia – and the world’s – energy needs is renewable, not radioactive. Energy from the sun, wind, and waves is abundant and will never run out. It doesn’t pollute the air we breathe or the water we drink. Nuclear energy is dirty, dangerous, expensive and belongs in the past.

After seven decades of commercial nuclear power operations, not one nation has a final disposal site for high level waste and the sector is strewn with failed projects, timeline delays and massive cost overruns.

The global nuclear power sector is dying out due to public opposition, extreme costs and the rise of renewable energy.

Nuclear waste is like zombie waste – it remains undead.

Will you sign our petition to send a strong message so Premier Weatherill knows Australians don’t support South Australia storing radioactive waste from all around the world?

Together, we can ensure that South Australia’s future is bright, not glowing.

BREAKING NEWS: Citizens' jury rejects push for South Australian nuclear waste dump

Latest Supporters

daryl 2016-11-22 10:31:13 +1100
Lorraine 2016-11-22 07:44:24 +1100
Keep away a world’s radioactive waste from Australia. Let that unique Continent to be clean, uncontaminated and free of nuclear rubbish. Do not put Australian children and the next generations on risk of getting horrible diseases, do not spoil our environment.
Depositing of world’s nuclear waste in Australia this a crime against THE NATURE… If someone produced such things, so it is their responsibility to do something with it at their own " backyard "…
A World clever and very intelligent scientists should be able to invent a better way to use radioactive waste than bury it ! They should think about it.
anna 2016-11-22 06:25:18 +1100
Keep away a world’s radioactive waste from Australia. Let that unique Continent to be clean, uncontaminated and free of nuclear rubbish. Do not put Australian children and the next generations on risk of getting horrible diseases, do not spoil our environment.
Depositing of world’s nuclear waste in Australia this a crime against THE NATURE… If someone produced such things, so it is their responsibility to do something with it at their own " backyard "…
A World clever and very intelligent scientists should be able to invent a better way to use radioactive waste than bury it ! They should think about it.
anna 2016-11-22 06:25:18 +1100
Karen 2016-11-22 06:10:43 +1100
Mandy 2016-11-22 01:24:00 +1100
Ryszard Stelmach
Ryszards 2016-11-21 22:55:56 +1100
Bev 2016-11-21 22:33:33 +1100
Signed and get them to keep their own radioactive waste
Anna 2016-11-21 21:47:44 +1100
Helen 2016-11-21 21:22:28 +1100
This is outrageous, made even more so, by the fact that we do not use Nuclear power in Australia.
Alex 2016-11-21 20:16:28 +1100
Jennifer 2016-11-21 19:02:33 +1100
They use it – they can keep it
Leigh 2016-11-21 18:24:54 +1100
Phillip 2016-11-21 17:19:04 +1100
Never!
Ruth 2016-11-21 17:14:40 +1100
Ben 2016-11-21 16:32:18 +1100
Under NO circumstance should we take radioactive waste from anywhere and destroy our pristine country for future generations. That is pure insanity !!!!
BoB 2016-11-21 16:31:29 +1100
Susan Foletta
Susie 2016-11-21 15:47:41 +1100
Honestly, it’s untested and ve-e-ery long-term, for a rather short-term gain (if any)!
Svetlana 2016-11-21 15:32:43 +1100
Bury it on american soil.
keti 2016-11-21 13:39:45 +1100
Tracey 2016-11-21 12:31:45 +1100
Chris 2016-11-21 12:14:58 +1100
dinah 2016-11-21 12:04:46 +1100
Where’s the evidence that the upfront payment from waste providers will cover 300,000 years of storage costs?
Ian 2016-11-21 10:18:05 +1100
Christine 2016-11-21 09:31:04 +1100
We knew this was coming – keep fighting it. We don’t want this shit from other countries ruining Australia.
Nicol 2016-11-21 09:03:11 +1100
This is just sheer stupidity. Politicians have got to stop trying to turn Australia into a 3rd world country.
Gabrielle 2016-11-21 08:29:53 +1100
Tammy Safi
Tammy 2016-11-21 08:06:37 +1100
No don’t send to Australia
Deborah 2016-11-21 07:40:50 +1100
Janine 2016-11-21 07:37:13 +1100