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Council asked to consider spectre of transport accident involving radioactive waste

The NT Fire and Rescue Service in their HAZMAT suits. Their role is to 'identify, isolate and contain'. Photo courtesy NTFRS. 

The Alice Springs Town Council was challenged at last night's meeting to take action regarding the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty, Aboriginal land 120 kms north of Tennant Creek.

The key issue put to councillors was that local emergency services do not have the capacity to respond to an accident involving radioactive waste material on Alice's road or rail networks. This was argued by a deputation from the NT branch of United Voice (a workers union), the Public Health Association and the Beyond Nuclear Initiative.

The Alice Springs News Online asked the NT Fire and Rescue Service to comment on this proposition. Their responsibility is to "identify the material, isolate and contain until such time as the lead agency takes over management", we were told. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


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