Judge sides with Barngarla people when blocking facility near Kimba, citing ‘apprehended bias’ of former Coalition resources minister Keith Pitt

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Traditional owners opposing the federal government’s plan for a nuclear waste dump on their land in South Australia have had a major win, with a court ruling the facility can’t be built.

The Barngarla people were jubilant outside the federal court in Adelaide on Tuesday after justice Natalie Charlesworth said the commonwealth’s decision to build the dump near Kimba would be set aside.

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