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Senator plans to take Hill End nuclear dump site mismanagement to Senate Estimates

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jan 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon will question officials from the Department of Science and Industry at the February Senate Budget Estimates hearing on their latest serious mismanagement of the location for the proposed nuclear waste dump at Hill End.

"The Department has caused more distress and concern among local residents by giving an inaccurate location for the proposed dump and then taking more than eight weeks to publicly disclose the actual location they are targeting," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Nuclear waste shipping debacle: no end in sight

Scott Ludlam 7 Dec 2015

A ‘flag of convenience' vessel registered in Antigua and chartered by a French company arriving in the dead of night to unload Australian nuclear waste returned from France highlights the dangers of transporting nuclear material and is yet more evidence that waste should be securely stored on site, the Australian Greens said today.

"The Australian Government seems determined to undermine public confidence in its handling of spent nuclear fuel," Australian Greens Acting Leader and Nuclear Issues Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Hill End community calls on Cobb to attend nuclear dump meeting

Lee Rhiannon 25 Nov 2015

Government officials had initially intended only to have individual meetings with landholders, but have now agreed to attend tomorrow’s community meeting.

“Residents and business owners in Hill End and surrounding regions are outraged by the shortlisting of Hill End as a possible national nuclear waste dump without their consent or planning,” said local representative for the No Central West Nuclear Waste Dump Committee, Jodie Carter.

“Our local member John Cobb had been missing in action by keeping the community in the dark about this plan.

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Government is still asking the wrong question on nuclear waste dump: Greens

Scott Ludlam 13 Nov 2015

The Federal Government has announced the locations of the six sites it proposes to assess for formal shortlisting for a national radioactive waste dump.

Australia's troubled history of attempts to establish a single national waste dump have moved into a new phase, with a longer list of 28 nominated sites sharpened to six locations which will be the subject of four months of consultations.

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No-go on India nuclear deal

Scott Ludlam 8 Sep 2015

The Greens have welcomed a report from the Joint Standing Committee On Treaties (JSCOT) that has just been tabled in the House of Representatives, recommending Tony Abbott's intention to sell Australian uranium to India should not go ahead at this time.

JSCOT member Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said:

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