Who should get a say on nuclear facility? | POLL

Who should get a say on nuclear facility? | POLL

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Calls have again been made for all South Australians to be consulted about the development of a radioactive waste storage facility at Kimba.

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A SURVEY from the Australia Institute showed 60 per cent of respondents believed consultation about building a radioactive waste management facility near Kimba should include all of SA and not just Kimba residents.

Half of respondents opposed the transport of nuclear waste on SA roads and ports.

Australia Institute SA director Noah Schultz-Byard said the survey was initiated to gauge the public's feelings about a site in SA. He said the 510 respondents were made up of a proportional representation of urban and regional residents.

Kimba District Council mayor Dean Johnson disagreed with the support for statewide consultation.

"Kimba residents are really well-informed on this topic," he said. "The idea that everyone is the state should get a vote is ridiculous. Does Kimba get a vote on the smelter at Port Pirie or a mine at Leigh Creek?

"This is locals making a decision on the town and the community's future."

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