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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility: Federal Court decision

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Media release

17 March 2020

The following can be attributed to a spokesperson from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources with respect to the decision of the Federal Court.

“The department acknowledges yesterday’s decision, which will deliver certainty to the Kimba community and the broader community.

“Technical studies demonstrate that Napandee will safely and securely manage radioactive waste, and Kimba is a community that broadly supports the project and the benefits it will bring.

“The department will continue to work to ensure the Barngarla are consulted and heard with respect to the facility.

“Throughout the process to identify a site for the facility, the department has worked to hear the views of all community members, including Traditional Owners.

“The department has actively sought the views of Traditional Owners and will continue to engage with them on matters of heritage and to provide opportunity for employment and economic benefit.

“Furthermore, future regulatory processes and the current Senate inquiry submission process provide further opportunities for people to have their say.”

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