From the newspaper
Much talk has been going on here about where to bury nuclear waste, with various sites being proposed by government (near towns and/or in good farming areas) and many people saying "no way! not there!" or "not here!"
Various persons over time have written to the newspaper "Letters to the Editor" page with their ideas on the subject and I fully agree with them.
Bob Major makes sense in his proposal to store nuclear waste at Radium Hill in lieu of Kimba (Move the dump" The Advertiser, Friday).
Radium Hill is geologically stable, has good transport infrastructure (road and rail) and little farming is conducted in the area.
Uranium was mined there, so why not put it back?
Rod Smith, Semaphore Park"
and here's another in today's paper
As respected retired geologist Bob Major has outlined, the ideal site for a low-level repository is at Australia's first uranium mine, Radium Hill (Move the dump, The Advertiser, Friday)
This is 460km northeast of Adelaide and was mined from 1906-1961
Dr Jim Gehling, AO,Adelaide."
I've been noticing similar letters to the paper for months now and agree 100%, the nuclear waste could and should be put back into the same hole it came out of.
This makes perfect sense to me.
I don't understand how the government can't (or won't) see this. It's not rocket science!
It's the same basic principle we teach our kids, at the end of the day, all toys get put back into the same toy box they came out of. We don't wander around the neighbourhood asking others if we can store our stuff in a giant hole in their yard!