Whether South Australia might participate in the management, storage and disposal of nuclear and radioactive waste is the focus of the second Issues Paper released today by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

Royal Commissioner, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR (Rtd), announced the release of the second Issues Paper titled Management, Storage and Disposal of Waste. This follows the release last week of the first Issues Paper titled Exploration, Extraction and Milling.

Commissioner Scarce said that the release of the second of four Issues Papers today was another important achievement and key milestone for the Royal Commission.

“It has been five weeks since the Royal Commission formally began, and in this time we have been working tirelessly to ensure that the key documents that will inform the community and assist them to make a submission to the Commission are available at the earliest possible time,” he said.

“It is clear from our first public forum held in Mount Gambier this week that the community is keenly interested in having their say on the nuclear fuel cycle.

“It was also clear that the Issues Papers were a valued source of information for the community, as the information is evidence-based and provides helpful guidance on the topics which submissions will best assist the inquiry”.

Commissioner Scarce said the Issues Papers are intended to generate community and industry discussion on the associated risks and opportunities of this aspect of the nuclear fuel cycle.

The Commission also announced its next two public forums will be held in Port Augusta on Thursday, April 30 and Port Pirie on Friday May 1 – with additional meetings planned for remote aboriginal communities, the Riverland and Adelaide in the coming month.

  • Port Augusta – Thursday, April 30 @ 5.30pm Institute Theatre
  • Port Pirie – Friday, May 1 @ 12.00pm Council Chambers, Port Pirie Regional Council

Written submissions can be made through www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au  and must be lodged by July 24, 2015.



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