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Radioactive Waste Agency Appoints First CEO

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency has appointed its first CEO, who will be responsible for the siting, construction and operation of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

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Sam Usher will take up the role in Adelaide from early 2022, after working on the decommissioning of a facility in the UK.

In August, Federal Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, announced his intention to declare part of the land at Napandee, near Kimba, as the facilities site, with submissions on the site closing on Friday.

The facility will be the disposal site for low level radioactive waste and temporary storage of intermediate-level waste.

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