South Australia is home to the country’s largest deposits of uranium, and now a royal commission is investigating how the state could use the nuclear fuel source in the future.
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recently wrapped up a number of community consultations in the outback, regional town and metropolitan Adelaide.
It is tasked with looking into four areas, mining and exploration, manufacturing and processing, electricity generation and waste disposal and storage.
A number of community meetings have been run across all of South Australia’s regions and in Adelaide, giving residents a chance to questions the Royal Commissioner, former South Australia governors Kevin Scarce.
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands communities have raised a number of issues with the Commission already.
The nuclear testing conducted at Maralinga in the late 1950s and early 1960s has left many aboriginal communities deeply sceptical of the industry.
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