Nuclear Free Ways campaign in Katoomba

Mayor Jim Angel and Greens Councillor Kerrin O'Grady joined with local and visiting Nuclear Free activists in Katoomba today, to support the Nuclear Free Ways campaign led by Friends of the Earth and the Blue Mountains Nuclear Free Group.

Friday April 13, 2007

Mayor Jim Angel and Greens Councillor Kerrin O'Grady joined with local and visiting Nuclear Free activists in Katoomba today, to support the Nuclear Free Ways campaign led by Friends of the Earth and the Blue Mountains Nuclear Free Group.

The campaign aims to educate and strengthen communities along proposed nuclear waste transport corridors from Lucas Heights to one of three possible dump sites in the Northern Territory.

“I am very happy to host this Nuclear Free Ways tour in the Blue Mountains.” said Mayor Angel. “It helps us reinforce our opposition to nuclear waste transports through this World Heritage area.”

Councillor O'Grady also welcomed the presence, with a reminder that our strength is our community. “We are the gatekeepers of the Blue Mountains, the guardians of the highway.” She has urged the people of the Blue Mountains to support those actively engaged in work like this.

“The Federal governments proposals to impose a nuclear waste dump on communitites in the NT could see nuclear waste tranported through the NSW for the next 40years.” said Michaela Stubbs, Nuclear Free Ways Coordinator “This poses unnecessary and unacceptable risks to communities across Australia and must be stopped”

The Blue Mountains Nuclear Free Zone status and active opposition to nuclear waste tranport is a significant step to protecting peoples health and the environment.

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