LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Is there nothing this desperate government will not do to establish an intermediate level radio-active waste repository in South Australia? If the good people of Kimba and Hawker are in such desperate need of infrastructure and development, then they should get it, and if their communities badly need employment then the government should work with them to address the problem, such basic support should not have to depend on incentives simply to host a radio-active waste dump.

As a consequence of the debate the Liberal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsay, has publicly suggested that should the facility proceed then the ports of either Whyalla or Port Pirie could be utilised as ports of entry for radioactive waste.

The Whyalla people will no doubt speak for themselves, but as a long time resident of Port Pirie I am concerned that as we now have a smelter that is clean and state-of-the-art, and that will provide the community with a long term and positive future, I do not wish to see trucks loaded with intermediate radio-active waste traversing the roads of the near by business and commercial centres.

I respectfully ask the residents of Kimba and Hawker to give serious consideration to the far reaching consequences of supporting the establishment of such a divisive facility. – Ken Madigan, Port Pirie

This is just a note to say how disappointed my husband was on Saturday morning after arriving at the memorial for the Long Tan Service to discover it was all over. It was advertised in The Recorder for 11am. How many others may have missed it. – Norma Greenfield, Port Pirie