Launch of the Nuclear Freeways campaign

This Friday July 30th marks the launch of Friends of the Earths Nuclear Freeways campaign.

A delegation of Friends of the Earth members and Batman electorate residents will travel over 3,000ks on one of the proposed routes for the transport for Australia's radioactive waste.

NUCLEAR FREEWAYS LAUNCH AT MARTIN FERGUSON'S OFFICE

This Friday July 30th marks the launch of Friends of the Earths Nuclear Freeways campaign. A delegation of Friends of the Earth members and Batman electorate residents will travel over 3,000ks on one of the proposed routes for the transport for Australia's radioactive waste.

The group will meet with numerous councils, community groups, and emergency services organisations on the transport route from Lucas Heights to Muckaty.

The Nuclear Freeways Campaign works to inform and support communities along potential transport routes between Australia's main radioactive waste producer – the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor site in Sydney – and the proposed radioactive dump site at Muckaty in the Northern Territory.

What: Nuclear Freeways launch and photo opportunity, speakers, unveiling of the radioactive waste trailer.
Where: Federal Resource Minister Martin Ferguson's office, 159 High St, Preston. 9am

Why: To let Minister Ferguson know that his plans to dump radioactive waste at Muckaty are unwanted and to highlight the risks associated with transporting radioactive waste through rural towns, communities and cities.

Come on down for some music, fun, nuclear news, surprises and some pre-election action!

Further information:
Cat Beaton Nuclear Freeways Campaign Friends of the Earth, Melbourne p. 03 9419 8700 m. 0434 257359 e. cat.beaton@foe.org.au