@ 4 Interested: Whilst I have never received any benefits …

Comment on Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA by Surprised!.

@ 4 Interested: Whilst I have never received any benefits from nuclear medicine (knowingly), but I have from technology. However I feel your statement is very generalised and possibly a little unfair.
Thanks to modern living, the requirement for nuclear medicine is possibly required more these days, so the debate is a bit chicken and eggish. We don’t have a choice but to embrace technology and that is a bit sad in itself.
In terms of taking ownership. Well, as in so many cases involving pollies, they make the choices and we live / pay for them, in kind, money or under sufferance.
If people weren’t so greedy in lost of ways, including with technology, perhaps we would pollute less. Alarming stats on the amount of rubbish after NYE in Sydney, but that’s a different article.
I would like to know what hazardous waste REALLY is, but in my sceptical mind, it doesn’t matter what they tell us, its what they don’t that alarms me.
After 61 years, nobody can tell me if butter is OK to eat yet and we are discussing the safe dealing with hazardous waste!
The Japanese are still dealing with Mimamata Disease which is still up there in the top 10 environmental disasters. But we’ll be OK as we don’t have any fish.
It’s akin to saying something is earthquake proof or tsunami proof.
Perhaps the major concern here is that we will have a money spinner! So the pollies will most likely start accepting other countries’ hazardous waste (who will check it to see if it complies with the rules, assuming there are some) and use the money to pay off some of our debt.
But rest assured, the Federal Government will somehow become involved, take their cut and use the facility.

Surprised! Also Commented

Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA
The NT Government has managed to scare off all the Tourists, so perhaps this is their way to make up the deficit? 🙂
In the 50s the Americans cooked radioactive material into clay balls, crated them and dropped them into the ocean.
We are all paying for it now. So Alice Springs is destined to become a barren wasteland, but the pollies will be living off their super, in another land, smoking Cuban cigars.


Recent Comments by Surprised!

$20m offer for native title over five town areas
@ Dan: Here’s an even better question. You say white people are not Australian, but it’s the white people who pay most of the tax (based on population ratio) which pays Centrelink.
So based on your assertion, why do white people have to support the “Australians”?
It is actually a bit more complex than your simplistic idea.


The militarised centre of Australia
“Environment of constant competition” is an excellent and politically correct metaphor for war. Very scary business if you ask me. Good luck with the book Kieran, I’m sure it will be an excellent read.
@2 Frank. Frank AWA defence arm was AWADI (Defence Industries).
Interestingly if they hadn’t put signs up no one would ever really have known. People are curious critters.


Who gets free quarantine here? Wakefield passes buck.
Well, given what is happening in Victoria, all the states and territories would do well to close their borders to anyone from Victoria.
Unfortunately and as is typical, there are a few who are continuing to put others lives at risk by not following isolation protocols. You only need to see the evidence in the police media stats. The selfishness and self entitlement of some people is putting all of us at further risk until harsh measures are adopted.
As unfortunate as it is, these people’s actions are affecting all of Victoria. That being said, the Federal Government should make it law that nobody can enter or leave Victoria until such time as there is a significant drop in the virus numbers.
Gunner, if he had any guts, would close the NT to anyone from Victoria, even if they have only transited and this is people people cannot be trusted. (A bit like the government really.)
At the end of the day, the safety of the many far outweighs the selfish needs of a few.


Bush problems? Nothing they can’t handle.
This looks really cool. As long as the pollies stay out of it, it will be a wonderful opportunity for the kids. Good work, Tiani!


Council resignations and surprising alliances
In essence I agree with what Hal and James have written. History and science in this regard have a lot in common.
The more time that passes by allows for more research and other facts become relevant or are discovered.
Let’s not try change the past and subsequently be held back by it.
Let’s accept what happened in the past and learn from the many mistakes that were made.
This will help us all in the long run.


Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor