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.

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Latest Supporters

We don’t need to turn Australia into a dumping ground for the worlds worst waste…
David 2016-08-16 11:33:46 +1000
Jill 2016-08-16 11:32:37 +1000
Tobias 2016-08-16 11:31:28 +1000
This proposal is verging on insane. Transporting this material is fraught with dangers ranging from accidental spillage in transit both at sea and on land, to possible terrorist activity. What of the unknown dangers of leakage to the water table over the coming thousands of years. Spruikers of dangerous ideas like this do not deserve to be out in society.
John 2016-08-16 11:27:57 +1000
Debbie 2016-08-16 11:27:13 +1000
Mario 2016-08-16 11:26:15 +1000
No way. What the hell is wrong with these government people…are they stark raving mad?
Irene 2016-08-16 11:26:02 +1000
Anne 2016-08-16 11:22:25 +1000
Rebecca 2016-08-16 11:21:50 +1000
Cherie 2016-08-16 11:21:48 +1000
Mercedes 2016-08-16 11:19:15 +1000
No! Please don’t do this to our beautiful SA
Cheree 2016-08-16 11:18:42 +1000
Narelle 2016-08-16 11:16:34 +1000
Susan 2016-08-16 11:12:45 +1000
Diane Darby
Diane 2016-08-16 11:10:45 +1000
Nick Doyle
Nick 2016-08-16 11:01:02 +1000
Lionel 2016-08-16 11:00:37 +1000
Yep!! Let’s let the world laugh at ‘dumb’ Australia being sucked in to be the dumping ground!!! OBVIOUSLY if other countries don’t want it in their backyards it is WRONG!! Comprendé???
Eva 2016-08-16 10:56:18 +1000
Lynne 2016-08-16 10:54:32 +1000
Shauna 2016-08-16 10:51:09 +1000
Edith 2016-08-16 10:49:16 +1000
Lynn 2016-08-16 10:49:10 +1000
NO WAY!!!!!!
Charlie 2016-08-16 10:48:00 +1000
Bev 2016-08-16 10:46:17 +1000
Australia should not be the dumping ground for the worlds radioactive waste.
It’s bad enough that fracking is threatening out aquifers, food bowls etc.
It doesn’t matter how deep you bury it, it will last longer than any containment product we have to date, so WILL leach into the ground.
Rochelle 2016-08-16 10:45:33 +1000
No way! We are not a dumping ground for other countries waste.
Elizabeth 2016-08-16 10:45:22 +1000
What a crazy idea.
Nuclear power generation has shown very clearly several times over the last 50 years why it must be abandoned.
Greg 2016-08-16 10:42:43 +1000
Carolyn 2016-08-16 10:42:39 +1000
Bridget 2016-08-16 10:40:43 +1000
Teresa 2016-08-16 10:40:40 +1000