Waste headed to Kemps Creek

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The State Government now looks certain to back down on a promise not to move radioactive waste to Kemps Creek.


It emerged last week that Kemps Creek was back on the agenda for the waste from Hunters Hill despite the Coalition calling it a stupid idea when it was in Opposition.


"Under Opposition questioning during Budget Estimates, Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce ruled out sending the radioactive waste to any international, interstate or alternative NSW site," said Shadow Environment Minister, Luke Foley. 


"The Government's refusal to send the 5,000 tonnes of radioactive waste to any other site means it is inevitable the waste will be dumped at Kemps Creek. 


"Barry O’Farrell has reversed the former Labor Government’s decision to stop the radioactive waste from being dumped near homes at the Kemps Creek waste facility in western Sydney. 


“Prior to the election, Barry O’Farrell campaigned against the radioactive waste being dumped at Kemps Creek – now it has been revealed it was his plan all along.


"This is a massive slap in the face for western Sydney residents who voted for the O'Farrell Government believing it would keep radioactive waste out of their community."



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