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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

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We are responsible for The Great Artesian Basin ; one of the largest underground fresh-water reservoirs in the world. It underlies approximately 22% of Australia – occupying an area of over 1.7 million square kilometres beneath the arid and semi-arid parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory. We do not want to bury radioactive waste in the earth of our home Australia our any Earth,Leave it in the ground.
Rachael Williams

Racheal 2017-04-28 19:20:13 +1000
-Nell 2017-04-27 21:12:33 +1000
leave it in the ground!!!
Paula 2017-04-27 14:55:12 +1000
Darcy 2017-04-22 17:20:07 +1000
Tammy 2017-04-18 20:19:30 +1000
Kathryn 2017-04-17 20:35:51 +1000
No way Jay!! Renewables are the way to go
Andrew 2017-04-15 00:59:10 +1000
Stop this we do not want a nuclear weapons in our country.seriously government where is the brains??
Shelleen 2017-04-10 15:04:09 +1000
Crazy idea! The nuclear industry cannot deal with DANGEROUS waste.
Australia is not a waste dump. All nuclear power stations should be closed down, because there is no way to deal with the waste.
Jane 2017-04-08 11:36:21 +1000
Lisa and Parsons
Lisa 2017-04-07 21:02:18 +1000
It is big business and your preoccupation with JOBS that isk pushing you, not the future health of our citizens and our environment. If we consumed less and used renewal energy sources, we will survive!
Geraldine 2017-04-07 20:13:36 +1000
The economic arguments for any new nuclear power plant in Australia does not stack up. The set up time and costs are so massive that by the time a new plant gets into operation, the world’s uranium supplies will be running low and becoming more expensive to use.
The costs associated with storing radioactive waste and extracting the radioactive materials to start with are very high. If anything goes wrong in any of these processes including storage, any time in the next few thousand years, there will be great impacts with enormous costs. These risks will be managed by commercial enterprises whose sole reason for existence is to make profits in the short and mid term.
None of the expected or possible costs incurred by nuclear power plants make sense to me.
Marie-France Stockdale
Marie-France 2017-04-07 19:50:38 +1000
Susan 2017-04-06 21:55:19 +1000
Darryl 2017-04-06 17:04:40 +1000
Bryan Tingey NO, NO, NO!
Bryan 2017-04-06 16:21:36 +1000
Rhiannon 2017-04-06 14:21:43 +1000
Michelle 2017-04-06 13:35:44 +1000
Dani 2017-04-06 13:18:25 +1000
Paula 2017-04-06 11:37:31 +1000
We do not want this in Australia …Keep It Out
Judith 2017-04-06 00:46:02 +1000
Reg 2017-04-05 19:05:20 +1000
No way.
Peter 2017-04-05 18:22:56 +1000
We only have to look at Japan and what it is doing to the Pacific Ocean leaking radiation , no brainer we will not have other countries radiation here. That’s why we do not want nuclear power stations. Take note Australian governments or we will get rid of you.
Tom 2017-04-03 11:51:32 +1000
We have the oldest continent in the world which, prior to 1788 had been kept in balance with nature by the original Australian inhabitants. Why do the new comers always make poor decisions that result in disaster for both the environment and ultimately for all Australians, both present and in the future. Radioactive half life is not something that politicians understand. We cannot take the risk of another nuclear disaster here as has happened in other countries, with possible contamination of our artesian acquifers.
Susan 2017-04-01 14:58:18 +1100
Shilani 2017-03-26 12:28:16 +1100
Suzan 2017-03-25 10:41:52 +1100
boyd fairy
boyd 2017-03-21 22:56:54 +1100
geordy 2017-03-21 20:55:30 +1100
declan 2017-03-21 20:46:09 +1100
This is the stupidest article I have ever read, I can’t believe people would actually want to bury radioactive waste in the ground let alone my home Australia.
Ryan 2017-03-21 20:42:55 +1100