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Submissions close Friday on national radioactive waste project

Six sites across the country have been named as possible locations for the national radioactive waste facility. The public comment period on this proposal will run until 5pm AEDT this Friday March 11, 2016.

Community representatives from all of the six areas recently travelled to Canberra to meet face to face and stand united in calling for all of the sites to be scrapped due to local opposition. They are urging the government to halt the current site selection process and instead initiative an inquiry. A jointly prepared paper from the six sites is uploaded on the national waste dump page of the BNI website.

Radioactive waste production and management is a national issue and all interested people are encouraged to make a submission to the government process.

Tips for making a submission are on the Act! page of the BNI website.
Download the ‘Information for Communities’ leaflet produced by national environment groups here.  Please note that the Government has changed the PO Box address for submissions on the National Radioactive Waste Management Project since this information sheet was produced. The correct postal address is now:C/o The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
National Radioactive Waste Section
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601Further information about the project proposal is at the government website www.radioactivewaste.gov.au. This includes coordinates of the proposed sites and the online form for submissions.
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