New York Times features Kimba nuclear debate

The proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba has made international news with the New York Times reporting on the consultation in the town.

REPORT: Kimba mayor Dean Johnson wishes the division was not the focus.

REPORT: Kimba mayor Dean Johnson wishes the division was not the focus.

The article was published on the New York Times’ website on March 7 by Sydney-based journalist, Jacqueline Williams, and looks at how the facility has divided the community.

Kimba District Council mayor Dean Johnson said it was disappointing the article focused on the division of the town, instead of its strength.

“There has been a lot of speculative commentary in the media about a town divided and former friends refusing to speak to each other in the street but it’s a scenario that only exists in the copy of metropolitan media outlets,” he said.

“The reality is that we may get the facility and we may not but no one is forcing it.

“It’s an opportunity for our town and however it plays out, we will still be in it together as we write another chapter in Kimba’s history.”