Federal government meets with Flinders Ranges people re national waste dump proposal

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will hold a community meeting in Hawker, Flinders Ranges to “provide information on the National Radioactive Waste Management Project”.

Friday 6 May 7pm Institute Hall Hawker

radioactivewaste@industry.gov.au

FOE Adelaide members will be in attendance at this meeting.

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FOE Adelaide International High Level Nuclear Waste Dump flyer

The Friends of the Earth Adelaide International High Level Nuclear Waste Dump flyer is designed to be printed in Landscape format on both sides of an A4 page and folded in half. We can supply printed copies on request.

FoE International Waste Dump flyer

For printed copies contact adelaide.office@foe.org.au or Robyn on 0423 219 096… Read the rest

Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners will fight nuclear waste dump plan

Media Release — 29 April 2016
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The federal government has announced that the Flinders Ranges has been selected as the preferred site for a national nuclear waste dump. The land was nominated by former Liberal Party Senator Grant Chapman and his nomination has been endorsed by the Liberal government in Canberra.

Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner Regina McKenzie, who lives at Yappala Station near the proposed dump site and is a member of Viliwarinha Yura Aboriginal Corporation, said:

“Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners weren’t consulted about the nomination. Even Traditional Owners who live next to the proposed dump site at Yappala Station weren’t consulted. The proposed dump site is adjacent to the Yappala Indigenous Protected Area.

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Nuclear Royal commission is a snow job

An excellent article in Renew Economy by Friends of the Earth Australia’s anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Jim Green.

SA nuclear Royal Commission is a snow job

“Nuclear Royal Commission is a Snow Job

The South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (RC) will release its final report on May 6. It was established to investigate opportunities for SA to expand its role in the nuclear industry beyond uranium mining.

Before his appointment as the Royal Commissioner, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce said little about nuclear issues but what he did say should have excluded him from consideration. Speaking in November 2014 at a Flinders University guest lecture, Scarce acknowledged being an “an advocate for a nuclear industry”.… Read the rest

Break free from fossil fuels – Australian action in Newcastle

Friends of the Earth Adelaide send their best wishes to the crew in Newcastle for their fossil free action on 7-8 May – if you’d like to join in the information is at the link below.

“As part of an international wave of climate action, join us to stop coal exports in Newcastle – the worlds largest coal port.”

http://australia.breakfree2016.org/

“This May, thousands of people will come together around the world for bold actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”

“In Australia, hundreds of people from all walks of life will take a stand at the world’s largest coal port of Newcastle to stop the export of pollution.”

“Our actions will speak louder than politician’s words as we send a message to leaders everywhere that it’s time for real action to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”… Read the rest