15 JANUARY 2016 - TENTATIVE FINDINGS - PUBLIC MEETINGS

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission will meet a significant milestone next month when it releases its Tentative Findings in Adelaide on Monday 15 February 2016. The Commission will then undertake a week-long public information program, visiting key regional South Australian cities and towns including Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Renmark and Aboriginal communities in the Far North and West Coast. Commissioner Kevin Scarce said the release of the Tentative Findings would provide an opportunity to update progress and highlight how the community might comment on the report during a five week feedback period. β€œThe public meetings are a forum for the Commission to explain its processes and detail how we have reached the Tentative Findings, including the drawing together of the information we have received from more than 250 submissions, the evidence from the public sessions, our international visits and the detailed financial analyses recently undertaken,” he said. In total, the Commission heard from a total of 128 witnesses over 34 sitting days, including 37 international experts, since it began its investigations into the risk and opportunities of the nuclear fuel cycle on 9 September last year. The Tentative Findings will be available to download from the www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au from 11am, February 15, 2016 or by contacting the office on 08 8207 1480. Feedback on the Tentative Findings can be provided to the Commission via its website, email or through traditional mail delivery. Details on this process will be on the NFCRC website soon. Tentative Findings – Public Meeting details:

  • Monday, 15 February – Adelaide Town Hall (6pm)
  • Tuesday, 16 February – Port Pirie Yacht Club (1pm), Port Augusta Institute Theatre (6pm), Oak Valley (11am), Ceduna Foreshore Hotel (6pm)
  • Wednesday, 17 February – Whyalla Mt Laura Homestead (12.00pm), Port Lincoln Hotel (6.30pm), Umuwa (11am), Coober Pedy United Club (6pm)
  • Thursday, 18 February – Mt Gambier Main Complex (6.30pm) Renmark Hotel Galaxy Room (6pm)