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Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Page: 2147

Radioactive Waste

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows,

That the dangers and disadvantages of locating a nuclear waste dump within five kilometres of the Hill End Historic Site would impact on many thousands of tourists and school children who visit Hill End annually. A nuclear dump would undermine Hill End as a historic tourism site and affect its nationally recognised artist residency program. It will reduce land values in the area and adversely affect local business and farming properties as a result.

We, the local community, unanimously object to the Hill End/Sally's Flat area being chosen as a potential site for a national radioactive waste management facility. It would cause detriment to the lives of the residents far beyond the asserted benefits of hosting a national radioactive waste facility. Your petitioners ask that the Senate: support the immediate removal of the proposed site at Hill End/Sally's Flat from consideration as a location for a national radioactive waste management site.

by Senator Rhiannon (from 2779 citizens)

Petitions received.