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Indigenous Australians' Land Is Seized For Radioactive Dump
An Australian government agency plan to build a central repository for radioactive waste in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia’s biggest mountain range and an iconic tourist attraction, has sparked debate over the nation’s nuclear future. This recent issue highlights a familiar tension between quick economic gain and long-term custodianship of land occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years.
Traditional landowners call the plan for a low- to intermediate-level nuclear waste dump a desecration of sacred sites rich in cultural and archaeological importance to indigenous Adnyamathanha people. Meanwhile, proponents see the promise of jobs and infrastructure in the project.
A final decision on the dump will be made by 2017. If it goes ahead, construction will begin the following year.
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