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Kimba Vote YES for Radioactive Waste

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The official results for the Kimba Radioactive Waste Management Facility site selection ballot are in with a high majority of Kimba residents voting yes.

The extremely involved and engaged community saw 90% of those eligible to participate voted in the ballot and had their say.

Kimba also had the highest rate of participation in the state with 81.02% of locals voting in the Local Government Elections.

Out of 734 votes, 452 (61.58%) voted YES and 282 voted NO in the ballot.

As a result, the Kimba community gauged their support for the final siting of a radioactive waste management facility at one of two voluntarily sites nominated by the Kimba District.

Mayor Dean Johnson says he is incredibly proud of the community and their high level of participation.

Johnson said the results will now be passed on to the Department of Industry Innovation and science and Minister Canavan for consideration and the declaration of the final site is yet to be decided in the New Year.

Mayor Dean Johnson says while he’s proud of the community for their participation the declaration of the final site is yet to be decided in the New Year.