Kimba report released

6 March 2017

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science crest

Following two recent nominations for sites to host the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba, South Australia, the department is able to release a report summarising the engagement the project team had with the community in late 2016.

An initial desktop analysis was undertaken on the sites using the same desktop tool used to assess sites in the previous process.

The tool scores sites against a range of criteria to provide an overall score.

Detailed information on hydrology and seismicity was also sought from Geoscience Australia.

All three sites had a technical assessment score within the range of the six sites previously nominated and considered in 2015.

To undertake the assessment of neighbour views, the department spoke to all neighbours in a 5km radius around each site.

A summary is provided on the views of direct neighbours only, and views of all neighbours within a 5km radius.

After the initial engagement process, landholders formally nominated sites at the "Napandee" and "Lyndhurst" properties.

"Tola Park" was not put forward.

Read the full report (DOC 3.97MB).