Nuclear Waste Dump

Friday, 1 April

“We are very concerned about the conflict between commonwealth approval for Tellus Holdings’ Sandy Ridge project and state legislation, as it has the capacity to include low-level and intermediate nuclear waste,” WA Greens Nuclear spokesperson Robin Chapple MLC said.

“Nuclear waste storage in Western Australia is prohibited by the ‘Nuclear Waste Storage and transportation (prohibition) Act 1999’, however this proposal could give the federal minister jurisdiction to overrule state law.

“Provision for nuclear waste storage needs to be removed from Tellus’ proposal for this project to have any kind of legitimacy in Western Australia.”

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