Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, has reconfirmed the Government’s commitment that 45 local jobs will be created in Kimba by establishing the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.
“There will be 45 jobs at the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba,” Mr Pitt said.
“The facility will need these onsite operational roles to ensure that it is managed safely and securely. There is no intention to operate the facility remotely.”
The advice from nuclear experts is that the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will need to have a staffing of:
14 new security and safeguard jobs
13 new roles in waste operations and technicians
8 new roles in site management and community outreach
5 new jobs in environmental protection and quality control
5 new jobs in safety and radiation protection
The 45 jobs in Kimba will be in addition to the 35 jobs that will be based in Adelaide at the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA).