Friday, November 28, 2014   

Nuclear waste dump plan on Aboriginal land abandoned
(06-19 13:41)

Plans to locate Australia's first nuclear waste dump in a remote outback area were dropped Thursday after a long battle with traditional Aboriginal landowners.
Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory was nominated in early 2007 as a site to store low and intermediate radioactive waste under a deal negotiated with the Aboriginal Ngapa clan.
But four other clans also laid claim to the land and said it was adjacent to a sacred site, waging a long fight to have the decision revoked.
A Federal Court trial began this month with opponents claiming the nomination was invalid due to a failure of the government and the Northern Land Council (NLC) to obtain the consent of all Aboriginal owners.
The land council, the indigenous organization which helped negotiate the deal, said it stood by the process which led to the nomination but had decided not to go ahead.
The court case was dismissed Thursday with no admission of liability.
NLC chief executive Joe Morrison said that Aus$12 million that had been on the table from the government as compensation for the community would now not be paid. --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
Scotland to be granted greater autonomy: commission (11-27 18:48)
Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall (11-27 18:36)
Scuba-diving Santa spreads Christmas cheer in Japan (11-27 17:43)
E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount carcinogens: Japan research (11-27 17:07)
General strike shuts down services across Greece (11-27 15:58)
India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators (11-27 15:50)
Two Afghan civilians killed in attack on British embassy vehicle: official (11-27 15:39)
Malaysia reverses vow to scrap controversial sedition law (11-27 15:13)
Five more arrests in expanding Thai police graft probe (11-26 18:30)
Germany agrees law on quota for women board members (11-26 18:27)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.