About the process
The Commonwealth Government led a 7 year siting process following the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012.
The facility was intended to both:
- permanently dispose of low-level radioactive waste
- temporarily store intermediate-level radioactive waste.
The site selection process included:
- voluntary nomination
- public and community consultation
- technical assessments.
We assessed more than 40 sites across Australia. Shortlisted sites included:
- Napandee near Kimba in South Australia