Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Duo Travels to Canberra; Upset about Nuclear Dump Plan

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Duo Travels to Canberra; Upset about Nuclear Dump Plan

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Byline: Andrew Backhouse Andrew.Backhouse@thechronicle.com.au

TWO residents from one of the tiniest communities on the Darling Downs have taken their case against a proposed nuclear waste dump to the nation's capital.

Mark Russell and Annette Clement of Oman Ama joined representatives from five other regional communities being actively considered as possible sites for a national radioactive waste facility in travelling to Canberra.

They accused the Federal Government of imposing the project on them and dividing the small Darling Downs community.

The two are part of protest group Friends of Oman Ama which is calling on authorities to rethink the whole process of allowing one resident in a community to invite the government to consider a town to be the site of a nuclear waste dump.

Instead they want whole communities to ask the government to begin the process.

They are also concerned the consultation has been led by a government that has been mostly in favour of the proposal. …

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