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Media Release
Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell

28 September 2004

Labor's nuclear waste lies

The Coalition's position on nuclear waste is 100% clear.

The Coalition will take responsibility for securing the Commonwealth's low-level nuclear waste and its strong preference is to store this waste offshore.

The Labor States are responsible for securing their own nuclear waste.

The NSW Government have not revealed how they will deal with their own storage requirement problems in the future.

That waste is currently being held in metropolitan locations such as hospitals and universities.

It is time that Federal and State Labor stopped scaring people about nuclear waste and come clean about their own plans.

Commonwealth of Australia