South Australian Labor members have dumped on their home state today, backing the legislation to build a nuclear waste dump at Kimba on SA’s Eyre Peninsula, the Greens say.
SA Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:
“Labor has today dumped on South Australia and backed a site selection process for a nuclear waste dump that has been dodgy from the start.
“South Australians have already said no to nuclear. Today, every South Aussie should be asking why their elected representatives from the major parties have refused to listen to them.
“There is not broad community support. Traditional Owners have rejected the proposal but their views have been dismissed. Communities living along potential transportation routes have not been consulted.
“The Greens referred the legislation to a Senate Inquiry for scrutiny of the laws and the process that led to this point. That Inquiry has not yet reported, nor has it held hearings in affected communities.
“I urge Labor to reconsider their support for this bill before it gets to the Senate. SA won’t forgive them for dumping radioactive waste in our foodbowl and putting our clean, green reputation and our state’s key grain export industry at risk.”