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Labor-Coalition plan to build a nuclear waste dump “somewhere” in an earthquake zone

Scott Ludlam 20 Nov 2012

A new earthquake hazards map produced by Geoscience Australia reveals Tennant Creek - near the proposed site for a nuclear waste dump - is an area of high earthquake risk.

Report: http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/

Following revelations that an alternative site for the waste dump was under active consideration, Australian Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam noted the Federal Government appeared increasingly desperate on the issue.

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Delegation from Malaysia speak out on Australian company's controversial Malaysia project

Scott Ludlam 20 Nov 2012

A Save Malaysia - Stop Lynas delegation from Malaysia will speak out today at the Senate Courtyard on the controversial rare earth processing plant of Australian company Lynas at 1.30pm.

The proposed plant has been the subject of mass protests and legal action in Malaysia. The Australian Greens support Save Malaysia - Stop Lynas in their efforts.

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said "Thousands of Malaysians have taken a loud stance against the Lynas rare earth refinery and the radioactive legacy the plant would dump on local communities".

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