Controversial nuclear waste plans back under the spotlight

A controversial government plan to build a national nuclear waste storage site has come back under the spotlight.  Photo: Andrew Quilty

A controversial government plan to build a national nuclear waste storage site has come back under the spotlight.  Photo: Andrew Quilty

Issues at two of Australia's largest radioactive waste storage facilities have put a controversial government plan back under the spotlight.

For years the federal government has tried in vain to build a national dump for the country's nuclear waste. 

Staunch opposition from prospective locations has repeatedly stalled the project, which opponents believe is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.