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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will create 45 jobs in Kimba

31 July 2020

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, has reconfirmed the Government’s commitment that 45 local jobs will be created in Kimba through the establishment of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

“There will be 45 jobs at the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba,” Mr Pitt said.

“The facility will need these onsite operational roles to ensure that it is managed safely and securely. There is no intention to operate the facility remotely.

“Furthermore, our Government is highly focused on bringing jobs to regional areas and this project is part of that commitment.

“The organisation chart released in 2018 for the facility was based on advice from nuclear experts at ANSTO.

“It’s been disappointing to see some people clutching at straws trying to question the figures in an attempt to jeopardise a critically important piece of national infrastructure.

“These 45 operational jobs are in addition to the 35 jobs that will be based in Adelaide at the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA).

“The 35 jobs at ARWA will be not only be responsible for developing and overseeing the facility, but will also be focused on other waste management functions outlined in the Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework.”

To find out more about the types of jobs at the facility, visit: https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/national-radioactive-waste-management-facility-site-selection-information-pack.

Media contact:

Minister Pitt's office 02 6277 7180

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