Nuclear Waste Storage Citizens Juries: South Australia
In 2016, The South Australian government considered the opportunity to store and dispose of the worlds high level Nuclear waste.
Both juries were conducted on the back of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission which was established by the South Australian Government in 2015 to undertake an independent and comprehensive investigation into the potential for increasing South Australia’s participation in the nuclear fuel cycle. Both Juries straddled one of the largest community consultation processes ever held in South Australia.
democracyCo facilitated the Two Citizens Juries in June/July 2016 and then in late 2016.
Jury one consisted of 54 people who analysed the Nuclear Fuel Cycle’s Royal Commission Report and highlighted the issues that need to be discussed and resolved in the community.
Jury two was the largest citizen’s jury ever conducted in the world – involving 350 people to consider “Under what circumstances (if any) could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?”
Jury two was supported by the production of a deliberative guide, produced by The Jefferson Centre.
A team of 16 skilled facilitators, the largest collaboration of deliberative facilitators in Australia, worked together to support the Jury under the leadership of democracyCo.
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