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Remote cattle station could be Australia's first nuclear waste dump.

Sydney, Rajab 22, 1437, April 29, 2016, SPA -- A remote cattle station in South Australia has been chosen as the possible site for Australia's first nuclear waste dump, according to news reports Friday, according to dpa. The station at Barndioota, close to the Flinders Ranges 400 kilometres north of Adelaide, has been selected by the government ahead of five other possible sites offered by the landowners. The Barndioota station is owned by former senator and Liberal Party state president Grant Chapman. The Adelaide Advertiser newspaper said the value of the land is expected to increase four times if it is finally picked to take low- to intermediate-level nuclear waste from around the country. Chapman told the broadcaster ABC the nuclear waste would be buried in a bunker that would take up 100 hectares of his 25,000-hectare cattle farm, and would be the size of "four Olympic swimming pools." Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg will spell out details of the decision later on Friday, but told the newspaper it will take 12 months to assess the infrastructure needed to establish a nuclear dump at the site and consult the local community. --SPA 03:33 LOCAL TIME 00:33 GMT

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Date:Apr 29, 2016
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