ACTU against nuke tip http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/actu-against-nuke-tip/story-fn59noo3-1226734351992#sthash.sbragkQn.dpuf JOE KELLY OCTOBER 08, 2013 THE ACTU has warned the Coalition against proceeding with a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory. The move comes as green groups expressed concern the development of a new business case for the facility could see Australia become a radioactive tip for the rest of the world.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said yesterday the Coalition supported the establishment of a nuclear waste storage facility in a “geologically stable location in the Northern Territory”, enabling low and medium-level nuclear waste, including waste from NSW, to be stored securely.
Mr Macfarlane told The Australian no new decisions had been made regarding the Muckaty Station site, which is the subject of a Federal Court case after some indigenous people complained they were not consulted and took legal action. Hearings are scheduled for June.
However, as reported by The Australian, the…
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