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Congratulations Karina and Rose Lester – Jill Hudson Environment Awards winners

Friends of the Earth Adelaide congratulate the Lester sisters for their work on the Nuclear Royal Commission.

Jill Hudson Award

2015 Jill Hudson Award winners Karina and Rose Lester work tirelessly to highlight the risks presented to our environment by nuclear projects. The Yankunytjatjara women and sisters have championed the voice of Aboriginal communities for the environment and provided essential dialogue for Traditional Owners.

While there are many dimensions to Karina and Rose’s work, the 2015 Jill Hudson Award focuses on their involvement in the SA Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle that began earlier this year. Karina and Rose advocated for consultation with Aboriginal communities and brought attention to the barriers presented for people in the community by the Royal Commission process.… More >>

Busting nuclear myths – flyer

Our campaigner Nectaria has created a flyer busting nuclear myths:

1. The new generation (Gen IV) of nuclear reactors supposedly designed to recycle nuclear waste don’t exist!

2. Nuclear is not the only alternative to coal for baseload power – a mix of renewable energy and demand management can provide continuous power.

3. There is no nuclear renaissance – nuclear power is in decline world wide.

4. An expansion of the nuclear industry would not be good for the economy – see flyer for reasons.

5. Nuclear energy is not zero carbon when it comes to climate change.

6. We can’t guarantee isolation of high level radioactive waste from the environment for 200,000 years – there is no operating dump for high level waste anywhere in the world.… More >>

Reprocessed nuclear waste returns to NSW from France

Reprocessed nuclear waste from Lucas Heights is due to return from France to Port Kembla in NSW on Saturday 5th December and a delegation will be there to witness it.

MEDIA RELEASE: Beyond Nuclear Initiative, ACF, Maritime Union, South Coast Labor Council

Friday 4 December 2015

Community and unions gather to protest arrival of nuclear shipment

Radioactive waste will be on the community’s radar on Saturday as trade unionists, environmentalists and local residents gather at Port Kembla to protest and monitor the first shipment of Australian radioactive waste returning from reprocessing in France.

After being unloaded the waste will be transported for storage in a new purpose built facility at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s Lucas Heights reactor site.… More >>

Statement from Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners re national nuclear waste dump

Media Release

Statement from Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners

Help us stop the nuclear waste dump in the Flinders Ranges!

Written on November 27, 2015 at Yappala Station.

Adnyamathanha land in the Flinders Ranges has been short-listed for a national nuclear waste dump. The land was nominated by former Liberal Party Senator Grant Chapman. Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners weren’t consulted. Even Traditional Owners who live next to the proposed dump site at Yappala Station weren’t consulted.

The nomination was made public two weeks ago and even now, the government hasn’t contacted Yappala residents or Villiwarina Aboriginal Corporation. This is an insult.

The proposed dump site is adjacent to the Yappala Indigenous Protected Area.… More >>