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National Day of Action Against Nuclear Waste Dumps 15 October

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS

NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP,
NOT WORTH THE RISK!
STAND UP FOR SA.
11AM, OCT 15, 2016
PARLIAMENT HOUSE STEPS

Lets come together to show our support for a nuclear free future!

We encourge all creativity so bring your banners, signs and costumes. Lets make it a great day.

Saturday October 15, 2016 marks 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia.

The Federal Government is pursuing plans to build a national waste dump in the Flinders Ranges while a proposal for South Australia to take the worlds international high level nuclear waste continues to be progressed by the SA state government.

Communities across the state are saying ‘no way’.

We can do better than to take the worlds worst waste’.

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Facebook event

You can pick up posters at the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.… Read more >>

Join the Hiroshima Day thunderclap on Twitter/Facebook

A message from Gem Romould of ICAN:

Hi all, please join the Hiroshima Day Thunderclap! It needs 100 people to work, it will disseminate Scott Ludlam’s petition to Julie Bishop via Twitter and/or Facebook, demanding Australia’s support for a ban on nuclear weapons. Marking 71 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9 respectively)…

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Seventy-one years ago, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a US atomic bomb. Three days later, Nagasaki suffered the same devastation.

There are still 15,400 nuclear weapons in the hands of nine countries, threatening our existence every day. Nuclear weapons do not enhance our security, they undermine it.

A majority of nations are ready to change the game by negotiating a new legal instrument to outlaw nuclear weapons, in light of their catastrophic humanitarian impacts. This would place the weapon on the same footing as landmines, cluster munitions, chemical and biological weapons, which have all been banned by international treaty.

As progress continues towards this goal, we are urging the Australian Government to join the global majority of nations and support a ban. Please sign Senator Scott Ludlam’s petition to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to let her know that we expect nothing less.

A ban on nuclear weapons is necessary, effective and imminent. Join the call. … Read more >>

Donate to help Aboriginal people fight the Flinders nuclear dump

You are invited to donate to a gofund me account set up by by Adnyamathanha woman Regina McKenzie of Yappala Station near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges – she lives right next to the nuclear waste dump proposed location.

The site is approximately 35 km from Hawker. Hawker is approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Pt Augusta on the highway to Leigh Creek. Total of 4.5 hours north of Adelaide.

Please feel invited to donate to Regina: GoFundMe

“There are old ancient stories set deep in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. In a place called Barndioota, once part of a thriving trade route across Australia, archaeological evidence brings to life ancient stories, millennia old songlines that teach us about the land and its people.

“The first one to ever be registered in the South Australian Aboriginal Heritage AARD database is the story of Punga Pudinah.

“Using modern archaeological tools the story was verified as culturally important at the specific location of Barndioota.

“The South Australian Government plans to locate a nuclear waste dump at Barndioota – this will be devastating not only to this ancient culture but also to the vastly important ground water supply in the region. A region that sits at the edge of the desert in Australia’s Outback.

“The irony is South Australia’s Tourism Commission wants you to visit! It is indeed a beautiful place – check it out.

“We need to raise funds to stop the nuclear waste dump in the Flinders Ranges. The proposed site is near the beautiful Hookina waterhole, known by Aboriginal people as Punga Pudinah.

“Water is the most precious resource out here at the edge of the desert. A spill or leakage of nuclear waste into the ground water will devastate the are area.

“Please read: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/radwaste.html

“High-level wastes are hazardous because they produce fatal radiation doses during short periods of direct exposure.… Read more >>

Frydenberg Fridays – let the Minister responsible for national nuclear waste dumps know how you feel

Frydenberg Fridays – an initiative of the ACE Collective, Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Contact the Federal Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg to oppose the dumping of Australia’s radioactive waste on the Adnyamathanha people and support the local communities in opposition to a national radioactive waste dump in the Flinders Ranges.

South Australia is at risk of being turned into the nation’s nuclear waste dump.

The Turnbull Government is advancing plans to build a national nuclear waste dump in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. The announcement in April 2016 named Barndioota – Wallerbidina as the site.

We need your support to protect this region from nuclear waste.

The Wallerbidina site is of great cultural, historical and spiritual significance to Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners, who are calling this decision a desecration of their culture. Regina McKenzie, who lives at Yappala Station near the dump site, says: “The area is Adnyamathanha land. It is Arngurla Yarta (spiritual land). The proposed dump site has countless thousands of Aboriginal artifacts. Our ancestors are buried there. The nominated site is a significant women’s site. Throughout the area are registered cultural heritage sites and places of huge importance to our people.”

Friends of the Earth has been working closely with Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners who are united in their opposition to the proposed dump.

Regina McKenzie and her family are asking for support.

One way you can do this is by contacting Minister Frydenberg and expressing concern about the national dump plans. In the lead up to the final decision, your voice can be a powerful support to the Adnyamathanha people and will be appreciated for generations to come.

To contact Minister Frydenberg:

Call his Melbourne office – (03) 9882 3677

Send an email – josh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.au

Write a letter – 695 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

Some points to mention in your letter/email to Minister Frydenberg:

Impact on Aboriginal Traditional Owners

The Adnyamathanha community is unanimously opposed to the development of the proposed nuclear waste dump at Wallerbidina Station, and view this proposal as an attack on their cultural beliefs, history and heritage.… Read more >>