Dump The Dump
The petition of the undersigned shows:
The Australian Federal Government plans to dump all of Australia's low and intermediate-level radioactive waste in a South Australian site. South Australians are opposed to having a nuclear dump imposed on them without proper and complete consultation. South Australian indigenous communities, including the Barngarla native title holders on the Eyre Peninsula, are opposed to any nuclear waste dump.
The proposed nuclear dump is on the doorstep of everyday Australians, located in prime agricultural land. The Government's South Australian nuclear dump proposal has little to no community support.
In December 2020, the government issued tender PSC001394 to progress the current conceptual design of an above-ground permanent nuclear waste facility near Kimba in South Australia contrary to the International Atomic Energy Agency safety guideline No. GSG-1 which requires below ground disposal.
Your petitioners ask that the Senate to:
Mandate the federal government to immediately determine community support for building a national above-ground radioactive waste management facility on the Eyre Peninsula, through a postal survey or referendum of South Australians, and honour the final decision of the people in that consultation process.
Further, the Senate direct or enact legislation mandating the federal Minister for Resources to immediately declare the proposed site under section 14 of the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 so South Australians affected by the nuclear dump decision can choose to pursue judicial review.