WGAR News: Update on Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump (2 May 10)

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Beyond Nuclear Initiative’s weblog:

WGAR News: Nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory (2 Mar 10)

WGAR News: Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump (20 Mar 10)

WGAR News: Nuclear Waste Dump ... (28 Mar 10)

WGAR News: Muckaty Radioactive Waste Dump ... (4 Apr 10)

WGAR News: National day of action against Muckaty nuclear waste dump: 12th April!

WGAR News: Nuclear Waste Dump: Senate inquiry in Darwin; Nationwide protests (17 Apr 10)

WGAR News: ... Update: Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump (23 Apr 10)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/22/wgar-news-raw-sewage-dumped-in-ampila...

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Indymedia Australia: Nuclear dump opposed from Muckaty to Melbourne
30 Apr 10: "Community opposition to Martin Ferguson's nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station continues to grow. About 40 people convened at short notice outside Martin Ferguson's electoral office on High Street Preston in a colourful protest of speeches, song and street theatre. 'Martin Ferguson' gets 'splashed' with Muckaty nuclear waste in the street theatre performed outside his office."

MelbourneProtests Weblog:
Stop Martin Ferguson dumping on traditional owners – Northcote Town Hall, 21 April 2010
Also, Indymedia Australia: http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/24/stop-martin-ferguson-dumping-on-tradi...
28 Apr 10: "Federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson’s ears should have been burning on Wednesday evening as speakers at an information evening at Northcote Town Hall attacked his perverse obsession with building a nuclear waste dump on Indigenous land at Muckaty in the Northern Territory. Local traditional owners Dianne Stokes and Mark Chungaloo were there to counter his claim that there had been full and informed consent to the building of the dump, ... "
[includes photos]

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ABC Radio National - Breakfast:
Video: Muckaty Station as potential radioactive waste dump
27 Apr 10: "The search for somewhere to dump Australia's low level radioactive waste has been going on for more that 25 years. That search has frustrated federal and state government, and eventually led to a site being nominated at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. But there's growing opposition to its use as a potential waste dump." Presented by Fran Kelly

Beyond Nuclear Initiative’s weblog: Video
From Muckaty to Melbourne: Public Meeting April 21, 2010

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Beyond Nuclear Initiative’s weblog: Audio
April 3, 2010: No Muckaty nuclear dump: Community rally and march in Tennant Creek
[Click on link to hear testimonies from the following people:]
"* Muckaty Traditional Owner Dianne Stokes (Yapa Yapa group)
* Muckaty Traditional Owner Bunny Naburula (Milwayi Group)
* Lorna Nangala Fejo
* Muckaty Traditional Owner Mark Lane (Ngapa group)
* Muckaty Traditional Owner Dick Foster (Ngapa group)
* Jeffrey Shannon
* Barkly MLA Minister Gerry McCarthy
* Barbara Shaw (Intervention Rollback Action Group)
* Australian Conservation Foundation nuclear free campaigner Dave Sweeney
* Friends of the Earth national nuclear campaigner Dr Jim Green
* Human Rights lawyer George Newhouse
* Gwen Brown
* Muckaty Traditional Owner Isobelle Phillips
* Felicity Hill representing Senator Scott Ludlam (Australian Greens)
* Australian Nuclear Free Alliance co-chair and Larrakia Nations representative Donna Jackson
* Lynnette and Zaddock (Winanjjikari Band)- Muckaty Song"

- Radio

ABC Radio National - Breakfast:
Resource minister discusses Muckaty Station
27 Apr 10: "Resources minister Martin Ferguson is responsible for the nomination of Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, as a potential radioactive waste dump site."

- Photo Exhibition

Mostly Water: Manu-Wangku: Muckaty Photo Exhibition
Come and see the images of the community, culture and country under threat of a national nuclear waste dump.
Northcote Library, 32-38 Separation St, Northcote. [Melbourne]
Event date: Sat, 01/05/2010 (All day) - Mon, 31/05/2010 (All day)

- News

ABC: Senate's Muckaty nuclear dump report delayed
30 Apr 10: "A Senate committee report into the proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station, north of Tennant Creek, has been delayed. The committee was meant to present the report today but Northern Territory Senator Trish Crossin says it will not happen for at least another week as the committee continues its investigation."

Press Trust of India:
Australian aborigines reject nuclear waste plant
29 Apr 10: "Aborigines from northern Australia rejected government plans to build a plant for nuclear waste storage in their territories. ... Activist Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation, declared there is a lot at stake with radioactive waste that lasts thousands of years and can cause cancer and genetic changes."

Koori Mail: Legal challenge looms over dump site
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
28 Apr 10: "FEDERAL Resources Minister Martin Ferguson is confident he is consulting with the right traditional owners over the site of Australia's first nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek, despite a looming legal challenge. Traditional owners opposed to the dump have engaged lawyers for a possible legal challenge over who can rightfully have a say over the land."

IBTimes: Aboriginal landowners oppose nuclear waste dump in Northern Territory
27 Apr 10: "Aboriginal landowners in the Northern Territory are up in arms against a government plan to construct the country's first long-term nuclear waste storage facility on their territory. Diane Stokes, an indigenous woman from the Warumungu and Warlmanpa tribes in the Northern Territory, said they would not allow the construction of a radioactive waste dump at Muckaty Station, ... "

SMH: Govt stands by Muckaty for waste dump
27 Apr 10: "Resources Minister Martin Ferguson is confident he is consulting with the right traditional owners over the site of Australia's first nuclear waste dump, despite a looming legal challenge. The government is considering Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, for a facility that would store low and intermediate level radioactive waste."

IPS: Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump Faces Backlash
26 Apr 10: "Aboriginal landowners in Australia’s far north are battling government plans to construct this country’s long-term nuclear waste storage facility on their land. Diane Stokes, an indigenous woman from the Warumungu and Warlmanpa tribes in the Northern Territory, is opposed to radioactive waste being dumped on her clan’s land at Muckaty Station, ... "

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