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Jury to present report on nuclear dump

AAP logoAAP 4/11/2016

The second citizens' jury examining the proposal to establish a high-level nuclear waste dump in South Australia is close to presenting its report to the state government.

The 350-member jury will gather for the last time in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday as they seek to answer the question of under what circumstances, if any, could SA store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries.

By Sunday afternoon, the group will present its report to Premier Jay Weatherill which is expected to summarise the key themes and considerations discussed by the jury over their six sitting days.

In its deliberations the jury has heard from experts, has considered the recommendations from the royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle and has also examined feedback from three months of community consultation.

The state government has pledged to make a decision on the the dump issue by the end of the year but to proceed much further will require a change of Labor Party policy at both a state and federal level.

Last weekend the state Labor conference voted to put the issue to a special convention.

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