Nuclear Waste Resources
The topic of nuclear waste repositories is one that has recently garnered a lot of attention in South Australia – in the public sphere, the media, and the Uniting Church community.
The ongoing debate about nuclear waste gained momentum with the recent announcement of a federally-backed plan to establish a low waste nuclear storage facility in the Flinders Ranges.
At their meeting on Friday 9 September, the Uniting Church SA Standing Committee formally agreed to stand in covenantal solidarity with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) on the issue of nuclear waste repositories in South Australia. The Standing Committee’s decision was informed by previous discussions of this topic by members of the Presbytery and Synod of South Australia. The full statement can be read here.
The following documents discuss the issue of nuclear waste repositories in South Australia including Barndiootda in the Flinders Rangers/Ikara:
Recommended readings (5.2 mb PDF)
Index of readings (246 kb PDF)
Chapter 1 - Various Q&A Fact Sheets (3.8 mb PDF)
Chapter 2 - Academic Articles (3.2 mb PDF)
Chapter 3 - Federal Australian Government (14.3 mb PDF)
Chapter 4 - South Australian State Government (6.3 mb PDF)
Chapter 5 - Indigenous Perspectives (9.3 mb PDF)
Chapter 6 - Church Perspectives (1.2 mb PDF)
Chapter 7 - Community Perspectives (1.5 mb PDF)
Chapter 8 - Presbytery and Synod Congress (269 kb PDF)