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Issue #1742      August 3, 2016

Proposed nuclear waste dump

On July 29, members of the CPA protested outside of the South Australian government’s first information session regarding the nuclear waste dump proposed for the state.

Protestors wore shirts that read “NO DUMP” and were joined by other anti-nuclear activists.

The SA government invited the public to “talk nuclear over coffee” and “get the facts”. It contends that issues regarding radiation, transportation of nuclear waste, and the environment are of little or no concern. It argues that there will even been significant financial benefits for South Australia.

Premier Jay Weatherill also ruled out the possibility of a referendum as was suggested by Senator Nick Xenophon.

CPA General-Secretary Bob Briton spoke to media outlets, explaining that he was not convinced about the safety of the dump nor the financial viability. He suggests that investments in renewable energy infrastructure and green jobs would be more beneficial to the state.

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