The Federal Government has selected South Australia for their national nuclear waste dump - saying that Barndioota in the Flinders Ranges is their only option.
This is on top of the South Australian Nuclear Royal Commission promoting South Australia as the World's high level radioactive waste dumping ground.
Constructing a nuclear waste dump in SA is currently illegal and the Greens want it to stay this way. We ask:
• Is this the best our State can aspire to?
• Is the damage to our State's reputation worth it?
Radioactive waste is not only dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years, but its storage can never be 100% foolproof.
Last year in the US, a barrel of nuclear waste stored underground at an intermediate waste site in New Mexico ruptured, exposing 22 workers to radiation and costing an estimated $500 million to remediate.
Exposure to radiation can cause serious health problems - including cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and cataracts - and if it enters the soil can contaminate our food and water.
Add you voice and sign the petition below to call on the South Australian Government to enforce our laws and stop nuclear waste being dumped in SA.
We the undersigned residents of South Australia, call on the Weatherill Labor Government to enforce the Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000, to prevent a nuclear waste dump in South Australia.