Highlights from the NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION in Adelaide, against the proposed state and federal governments Nuclear Waste Dumps in South Australia, 15th Oct 2016. Really great to see famous Australian Director, Scott Hicks in the 3,000 crowd supporting the No Nuclear Waste Dumps Rally.
Saturday October 15, 2016 also marked 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia.
South Australia is a proud state rich in possibilities, clever people, ancient and continuing Aboriginal culture, creativity and breathtaking nature.
We believe we can achieve so much more than taking on the economic and environmental risks of becoming the dumping ground for the world's radioactive waste. It won't take a lot going wrong for us to be locked into devastation for both our people and the environment
Right now, we are facing two nuclear waste dumps; a national dump in the beautiful Flinders Ranges and an international dump to take the world's nuclear waste.
The decision to import high level nuclear waste is a forever decision. Once we make it, there's no going back. This is a decision that we cannot make for thousands of generations of future South Australians.
Nuclear waste dumps; not worth the risk.
In taking high level nuclear waste, South Australia is signing up for something that no other country has been able to do - we don't know how to store it, we can't guarantee the safe passage of radioactive waste across the seas and the economics don't stack up, and there is no consent for these dumps from Aboriginal traditional owners.
In the case of Australia's national waste, the Government has failed for over 20 years to find a management solution - we must stop our iconic Flinders Ranges becoming a sacrifice zone for nuclear waste.
Nuclear waste dumps in South Australia aren't worth the risk. We can't let the government force us into taking these risks.
Steps of Parliament Adelaide rally video produced by MAV Media, SA : mavmedia.com.au