Nuclear waste dump could earn South Australia “billions of dollars” (February 2015)

Building a nuclear waste dump in the Australian outback could earn the South Australian government “billions of dollars” in potential revenue, a leading nuclear physicist said on Monday.

Dr. Ziggy Switkowski, one of Australia’s most eminent scientists, said if the nuclear waste dump was approved and the South Australian government accepted and stored nuclear waste from Australia and abroad, then the economic benefits for the state would be huge.

Speaking on Adelaide radio on Monday, Switkowski also applauded South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill’s decision to form a royal commission to examine the future of nuclear power in South Australia.

The premier said in a news conference last week that South Australia’s continuing role in nuclear power over the last 25 years calls for discussion about the future, and how it can serve the state going forward.

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Township of the North Shore “resolves” to “invite” Serpent River First Nation in NWMO project (December 2012)

In its meeting of  December 12th, 2012 the Township of the North Shore “RESOLVED THAT Council invite the Township’s immediate neighbouring community of the  Serpent River First Nation to engage in a conversation regarding the Nuclear Waste Management Organization project. “

Minutes of Regular Meeting 
December 12, 2012 

Nuclear waste meetings held in Sask (February 2013)

A Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) official says the group was happy to answer questions about the controversial issue at recent meetings in Prince Albert and the Whitecap Dakota Nation south of Saskatoon.

“It’s the early days of a very long process. We were pleased we had the opportunity,” said NWMO spokesman Mike Krizanc.

 The StarPhoenix – February 26, 2013
 
Information meetings took place last week at sessions hosted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

Three northern Saskatchewan communities – Creighton, Pinehouse and the English River First Nation – have expressed interest in hosting a nuclear waste dump known as a “deep geological repository.” They are among the 21 Canadian locations in the running. Advocates tout the economic benefits while opponents say there are safety, environmental and other concerns.

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