Dump the ban and open up about toxic plans
A NUCLEAR waste dump on a property in the Oman Ama district has far-reaching implications for the Southern Downs.
Trucks carrying the hazardous waste will likely have to travel through Warwick and across the region to reach the storage facility.
Farmers across the Southern Downs will no doubt be nervous about the proposal considering the devastating impact on waterways if a spill does occur.
And what about our reputation as an agriculturally-rich region?
How will this stand up if it is known that nuclear waste is stored on the edges of the Southern Downs?
Federal Government officials need to be open and transparent about the controversial proposal when information sessions are held today and tomorrow.
A claim from the Friends of Oman Ama group that key information was withheld from the public at a community meeting in Inglewood is disappointing to say the least.
This needs to be corrected before officials address meetings in Stanthorpe, Inglewood and Warwick.
The government must also lift the ban preventing media from attending.
Residents from all corners of the region need to be as informed as possible considering the implications of a nuclear waste site on the wider community.