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Thursday, 27 November 2014
Page: 9505


Senator WATERS (Queensland) (12:17): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) it has been reported that United States based company, Halliburton, has been using radioactive isotope caesium 137 for coal seam gas drilling on behalf of AGL at Gloucester and on behalf of Santos in the Pilliga forest in New South Wales, and

(ii) community members and local landholders have been unaware of the use of radioactive material in their area; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to ensure That the proposed use of radioactive material in resource development is specifically included in environmental impact statements and assessment documentation.