Regents Park meeting says, “No Nuclear waste in our suburbs”

posted Feb 12, 2012, 2:32 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 12, 2012, 2:33 PM ]
Battler supporters attended a No Nuclear waste meeting at Regents Park community centre on Friday 16th December.

The meeting organised by Greens Councillor – Malikeh Michels heard from Dr Gavin Mudd, from Monash University and an expert in the removal of Nuclear waste.

In response to questions, Dr Mudd told the meeting that Lidcombe was not an appropriate facility for the storage of Nuclear Waste.

He said that Sydney had only one facility that was purpose built to handle this type of waste and that was the ANSTO facility at Lucas Heights.

He also told the meeting that the type of contaminated waste at Hunters Hill became more dangerous when it was disturbed and moved.

Barbara Perry told the meeting that she had raised the issue of no radioactive waste in Lidcombe in Parliament and that there is a good response from local residents to a petition she had mailed out. Barbara said she was aiming to collect 10,000 signatures and had a dream of filling Macquarie Street, in front of Parliament House with local protesters while they presented the petitions to Premier O’Farrell.

Tony from the Battler spoke about residents in the Auburn Local Government area bearing an unfair burden with waste industries, collex on Parramatta Rd at Clyde, the liquid waste facility on Hill Rd, the medical waste incinerator at Silverwater and now nuclear waste in Lidcombe, this was adding insult to injury for residents.

Sylvia and Maria from SNAG, spoke about their efforts to organise a local rally for mid-February to oppose the Nuclear waste.

Battler supporters at the meeting said that we needed maximum unity of all local groups, we need to cooperate and co-ordinate our activities if we want to have maximum impact in our campaign to stop nuclear waste coming to Lidcombe.

The Battler is pledged to support Barbara’s petition and promote the rally in mid-February. If the Regents Park meeting had been organised jointly we could have had 400 people instead of 45.