There are plans to truck nuclear waste to Port Kembla from the Lucas Heights site in Sydney. Originally the spent nuclear rods where transported to Port Botany however meetings between The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and spokespersons from the region’s port late last year suggest that Port Kemlba will be the new detsination. Greens MP Lee Rhiannon is concerned about the safety of residents in the region as the time and date of the transportation will be kept secret until the nuclear waste arrives at Port Kembla. Ms Rhiannon identifies that various black spots on our roads pose great threat to local residents. I spoke to the MP yesterday about these plans and why Port Kembla will be the new shipping site for the nuclear waste.
INTERVIEW WITH GREENS MP LEE RHIANNON