DON’T DUMP ON SA. RALLY TIME ! Saturday Dec 2, 2017, 11 am Parliament House, North Tce, Adelaide, Kaurna Land.
The Federal government wants to build a nuclear waste ‘facility’ in SA. Some of this nuclear waste is a hazard for hundreds of years and some for thousands of years.
We continue to say no to a nuclear waste dump in our state.
THIS IS NOT JUST A LOW LEVEL WASTE DUMP.
The proposed dump would store intermediate level nuclear waste, not dispose of it. The long-lived intermediate-level waste would be stored above ground as an ‘interim’ measure until being moved again for deep underground disposal. The federal government is not actively trying to find a site
for permanent disposal of the
long-lived intermediate-level waste, so ‘interim’ above-ground storage in SA could stretch to 100 years or more.
The long-lived intermediate waste is the highest level radioactive waste in Australia and in some international jurisdictions, including France, is classified as high level radioactive waste. This waste includes reprocessed nuclear fuel rods and is a serious threat for thousands of years. Measured by radioactivity, this material accounts for the majority of the nuclear waste in Australia.
Low-level waste would be permanently disposed of at the dump site. The majority of the low level waste is contaminated soil.
COMMUNITY CONCERN IN THE FLINDERS RANGES AND KIMBA.
Many locals don’t want industries such as tourism and farming threatened. Many Traditional Owners do not want cultural heritage sites and their spiritual connection to country put at risk. South Australians do not want their state turned into a nuclear dump. The issue continues to cause deep division and stress in the affected communities.
WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO THE WASTE?
The majority of this waste is currently securely stored at
the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) site at Lucas Heights, in southern Sydney. ANSTO says it “is capable of handling and storing waste for long periods of time.” ANSTO produced the waste and they are best placed to manage it until a credible alternative is agreed. There is no need to rush any decision.
The waste can and should remain secured and monitored at Lucas Heights until a dedicated public review of the full range of options for waste management is carried out. The focus needs
to shift from targeting SA to establishing a fair, open and responsible process.
DON’T WE NEED IT FOR NUCLEAR MEDiCINE?
No. The simple fact is that we do not need a nuclear dump
to continue to have access to nuclear medicine in Australia. The absence of a national dump hasn’t harmed nuclear medicine and the establishment of a national dump won’t help nuclear medicine. No Australian will miss out on access to nuclear medicine if the waste continues to be managed at Lucas Heights.
NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS ARE ILLEGAL IN SA.
In response to earlier federal moves to dump radioactive waste in SA our Parliament passed the Nuclear Waste Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000. The objects of this Act are “to protect the health, safety and welfare
of the people of South Australia and to protect the environment in which they live by prohibiting the establishment of certain nuclear waste storage facilities in this state.” This law is sensible and powerful and we want all our state politicians to use it to stop the federal government imposing a nuclear waste dump on SA.
WE HAVE SAID NO BEFORE AND WE STILL SAY NO.
South Australians said no the last time (1998-2004) the federal government wanted to build a nuclear waste dump and more recently we said no to the plan to import high-level international nuclear waste.
Please join us at Parliament House to send a clear message. Come to North Terrace, 11 am, Saturday December 2, 2017.
Please spread the word and come along with your family, friends, organisations and community groups. Together we can build a better, greener future from safer things than nuclear waste!
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rally action list
• Invite 10 friends to the rally.
• Ask your organisation to support the rally and share with members and networks.
• RSVP on facebook and invite your friends: www.facebook.com/dontdumponsa/
• Put some posters – Download at www.dontdumponsa.net
• Let your state and federal members of parliament know that you are going to the rally.
• Sign the petition: www. nodumpalliance.org.au/sign_ the_petition_no_dump
• Donate: www.gofundme.com/ dont-dump-on-sa-rally-2- dec-2017
• Rally Bank Account Details Name: Rally, BSB:313 140 Acct: 12137847