supplied by Vince Coulthard
Traditional Owners demand Minister remove their land from waste dump consideration
ATLA welcomes the strong NO vote against the nuclear waste dump on their land and are now demanding an assurance from the Minister that the Flinders Ranges is no longer being considered for the nation’s nuclear waste dump.
Chairperson of ALTA Vince Coulthard said today ‘the Adnyamathanha people have stood strongly opposed to the waste dump on our land from the start.
"In November this year at our AGM we again voted overwhelmingly to continue our opposition to this toxic dump on our land.”
The Minister must act quickly and decisively to remove the Wallerberdina site in the Flinders Ranges from consideration for the waste dump.
The whole process has been flawed from the start.
There was no proper process, no proper discussions and the views of the Traditional Owners were not given proper consideration.
This flawed process has caused significant damage to our land and our community.
We welcome the result of the vote and look forward to confirmation that the Minister will listen to the community and not proceed with the nomination of the Wallerberdina site.
It is only then that we will then be able to heal our community and the land that has been desecrated as a part of this flawed process.
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