Nuclear waste dump fight travels to Canberra

OMAN Ama residents have travelled to Parliament House in Canberra today ahead of a decision on the site for a national radioactive waste dump.

They have been joined by residents from communities near the five other sites under consideration.

The delegation is travelling a week before the closure of public comment on the National Radioactive Waste Management Project.

Meetings have been requested with the federal resources minister and other ministers and elected representatives to discuss community concerns ahead of the submission deadline.

Representatives from the affected areas have been speaking regularly via phone and decided that taking their message directly to Canberra would be an important way to step up their campaigning efforts.

Oman Ama farmer Mark Russell said the group was after real answers.

" We're going to Canberra because we feel the Federal Government process has been divisive and our community wants some real answers, which so far community consultation sessions by government representatives have been unable to provide."


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