Is more nuclear consultation needed? | POLL

Is more nuclear consultation needed? | POLL

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Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt (not pictured) intends to declare the Napandee site owned by Jeff Baldock (pictured) as the proposed site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt (not pictured) intends to declare the Napandee site owned by Jeff Baldock (pictured) as the proposed site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

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Resources Minister Keith Pitt has confirmed Napandee, owned by the Baldock family, is his preferred site for a nuclear waste dump, but more consultation will be conducted before the decision is made official.

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Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt believes the Napandee site near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula should host the country's radioactive waste storage facility.

Mr Pitt said it was clear radioactive waste could be "safely and securely" stored in Napandee, and said a community ballot held in Kimba showed "broad community support" for the facility.

But before the decision can be made official, a period of further consultation needs to occur, with the Minister considering relevant comments ahead of deciding whether to proceed with declaring the Napandee site.

Earlier this year, the federal government backed down on a key detail of the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Selection, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020. The bill had the chosen site listed as Napandee, but Labor refused support it on the premise that confirming the site in legislation would prevent the possibility of a future legal challenge.

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