Hill End nuclear waste dump ruled out due to community opposition

End in central-west New South Wales because community opposition to the proposal is so strong, the Federal Government has said.

The site at Hill End, north of Bathurst, was one of six being considered for a nuclear waste facility.

It was offered up by a local landowner, who could be paid four times the land’s market value.

At a packed public meeting on Saturday, dozens of residents spoke against the concept, telling representatives from the Federal Government that Hill End was a “totally inappropriate” location.

Many residents expressed concerns about potential water contamination or the risk of transporting radioactive material.

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