Fighting nuclear waste dumps in the Northern Territory.
On 15 July 2005 the Howard Coalition government announced plans to build a national radioactive waste facility in the Northern Territory. The plan was a clear reversal of policy taken to the 2004 federal election explicitly promising not to target the Northern Territory. Science Minister Brendan Nelson initially named three parcels of Defence land as possible dump sites, remarking, ‘Why on earth can’t people in the middle of nowhere have low-level and intermediate level waste?’
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