Now the Australian are saying that It’s our Radioactive Waste, not theirs!!

On the 7th April 2011,Hon Robin Chapple, MP for the Green Party Australia asked this Question in the West Australian Parliament.

222. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to Fuziah Salleh, member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kuantan constituency in Pahang, calling for

thorium waste from the Lynas Corporation Advanced Materials Plant at the industrial port of Kuantan to be

returned to Western Australia.

(1) Does the WA government support Fuziah Salleh’s call?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) If yes to (1), how will the government allow this material into WA, given it would need to meet the

standards required under regulation 9AD of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956?


Hon NORMAN MOORE replied:

I thank the member for some notice of this question.

(1) No.

(2) The Western Australian government does not support the importation and storage of other countries’

radioactive waste.

(3) Not applicable.

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