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

anjali walsh
anjali 2016-11-24 05:46:55 +1100
Chris 2016-11-24 00:31:08 +1100
Grant 2016-11-24 00:16:00 +1100
Sarsha Gorissen
Sarsha 2016-11-23 22:10:12 +1100
Mandy Keane
Mandy 2016-11-23 21:40:24 +1100
Pattie 2016-11-23 17:56:55 +1100
Australia to be the dumping ground for the world’s nuclear waste? no way – South Australia can create jobs by building up renewable energy infrastructure and not seek wealth through contaminating South Australia once again …
Rosemarie 2016-11-23 16:07:18 +1100
Tony 2016-11-23 15:21:01 +1100
tamara 2016-11-23 15:11:30 +1100
Elizabeth 2016-11-23 12:02:53 +1100
Eve 2016-11-23 11:55:00 +1100
I strongly oppose selling Uranium for nuclear energy reactors which are not as efficient as safer renewable energy options needing to be funded and installed. This will consequently also not require the obligation or necessity to collect and bury radioactive nuclear waste in Australia. All activities which make nuclear power less viable economically, commercially, environmentally and most importantly, conscionable.
Marjan 2016-11-23 11:42:46 +1100
Stephen Marshall says no, not in our backyard
Stephen 2016-11-23 07:17:47 +1100
I grew up in the uk though it cannot be proven . several young ppl my age who whilst on yop scheme went to visit a nuclear plant s, they areno longer here . I am 50
there is enough things in nature to assist with the power requiremnts . stop producing stuff that needs power to use .. in;cluding the energy required to produce and destroy those itemss.
julie 2016-11-23 05:32:29 +1100
Robert 2016-11-23 03:25:16 +1100
No uranium dumping in Australia.
Irene 2016-11-23 02:33:15 +1100
Katherine 2016-11-23 01:33:34 +1100
Please dont ruin this continent!!! Its too dangerous.
Anne 2016-11-22 21:04:24 +1100
Colin 2016-11-22 20:51:38 +1100
As Australians we must protest..this is our land and the land of our children and their children…how dare anyone suggest such a thing. NO to Nuclear anything, but no to someone else garbage!
Jane 2016-11-22 20:47:03 +1100
Lisa Macdouall
Lisa 2016-11-22 20:22:50 +1100
David 2016-11-22 20:14:06 +1100
No way ….hands off Australia
dirck 2016-11-22 20:12:36 +1100
Margaret 2016-11-22 19:47:57 +1100
We just don’t know what this will do long-term.
Diane 2016-11-22 19:08:01 +1100
Nuclear waste can be neutralized. Technologies already exist that can do this, and it is time to put them to use………instead of attacking the inventors
Ara 2016-11-22 18:38:49 +1100
Dave 2016-11-22 16:02:57 +1100
Karen 2016-11-22 14:24:22 +1100
Kate 2016-11-22 13:10:58 +1100
Vlasta Capelja
Vlasta 2016-11-22 12:26:10 +1100