As I write, the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission is officially closing its request for “Responses to its Tentative Findings”. The Commission allowed only a short time for responses, and it was not well publicised. As before, the process was not that easy, either, – so it should protect the Commission from getting too many pesky comments from Aborigines and other disadvantaged groups.
Still the indigenous people are seasoned anti-nuclear fighters, and will keep right on opposing the plan for inviting the world’s nuclear waste in to South Australia.
Some people did manage to respond (myself included, under my proper name Noel Christina Wauchope). Amongst several fine Response Submissions, I single out a really compelling argument from Paul Langley. I bet that the Commission would like to ignore that one! And also would like to forget the previous Submission from Yurij Poetzl. Response Submissions will be published later on the Royal Commission’s website.
The Commission will complete its report on 6 May 2016.
Meanwhile, in the pro nuclear South Australian Labor Party, some of the natives are restless. Surely the plan to make Australia the world’s nuclear toilet is not going to become a political issue? What bad taste, when we can all rabbit on about gay marriage as THE issue. (Don’t get me wrong. I think that gays and lesbians deserve the right to be as miserable as everyone else)
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