Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Site Owner Directed by 'Good Science'

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Site Owner Directed by 'Good Science'

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FOR Oman Ama property owner Gordon Donovan, offering his land for a radioactive waste facility was a no brainer.

When Mr Donovan and his wife Laurelle first read the idea in a newspaper they knew they had to act.

The Donovan's 500ha property east of Oman Ama is one of six short-listed for the nuclear waste facility.

The property consists of mostly rugged, ironbark bush country, with the nearest home 5km away.

Mr Donovan has owned the property for 40 years, and it's been in the family for 60 years.

"Those who say it's prime agricultural land have never had to grow anything up here," he said.

"The site is near perfect because it's the top of a watershed - it'll be easy to monitor any water run-off."

The land was ravaged by bushfires six years ago and wild dog problems forced the Donovans to sell off their 350 head of sheep.

The Oman Ama local of 65 years owns also owns another property closer to Coolmunda Dam.

"We've got better country further down - we certainly wouldn't be doing this if we thought it'd damage our country," he said. …

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