Entries by Beyond Nuclear Initiative

Reflections on the 2007 ‘no waste dump’ road trip

Ten years ago a group left Alice Springs on a two week speaking tour “From the Heart, For the Heartland”, with meetings in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. A follow up meeting was held later in Perth. The group consisted of Traditional Owners and community representatives from four areas being assessed for the National Radioactive […]

International waste plan dumped: referendum on a road to nowhere

The proposal for an international high level nuclear waste dump in South Australia has effectively been buried. A solid campaign was run by Traditional Owners, state and national environment groups and trade unions. 70% of the ‘Citizen’s Jury’ said it should not be pursued under any circumstances, backed up by 35000 signatures presented to SA […]

Exposure 2016: Port Augusta, September 2-4

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CURRENTLY FACES THE VERY REAL THREAT OF NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING? DO YOU HAVE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? Exposure 2016 in Port Augusta will help highlight the facts we know and the answers we need. Right now plans for both national and […]

SA’s Radioactive Royal Commission

There are currently two proposals in Australia for construction of radioactive waste facilities, one for national and one for international waste, operating under separate but parallel processes. The national facility is proposed for management of domestically produced low and intermediate level waste. The most dangerous of this waste arises from reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel […]