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Notice given 17 June 2002

378  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Science—

(1) Is Facility Licence No. FV0043 for the Maralinga Rehabilitation Program now with the department; if so, what is the status of this licence.

(2) Has the department provided the report required in accordance with the special conditions outlined in Schedule 4 of the Facility Licence; if so, can a copy of the report be provided.

(3) What surveys and assessments have been made of surface contamination following rehabilitation of the site and can copies be provided.

(4) What were the dosimetric factors used in this assessment.

(5) What assumptions were made to take account of factors such as the carry-over of soils and the shielding effect of that soil.

(6) Has the department prepared proposals for monitoring ground contamination, checking the water table for radioactive contamination and monitoring the state of the burial trenches; if so, can copies of these proposals be provided.

(7) What is the timeframe for the hand over of Maralinga to the traditional owners.

(8) Has the Maralinga Rehabilitation Technical Advisory Committee report on assessment of dose estimates been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; if so, can a copy be provided.