CR PAUL Tully has urged Ipswich residents and the community as a whole to prevent a nuclear waste storage facility less than three hours drive from the city from going ahead.
He said Ipswich had a proud history of preventing similar dumps going ahead within its city borders in the past.
He drew the community's attention to the issue on his Facebook page.
"The Federal Government has picked a potential site - one of six - near Inglewood 250km southwest of Brisbane to store nuclear waste from Lucas Heights in Sydney's west and from other states of Australia," he posted.
"This would mean hundreds of truckloads of hazardous waste coming through Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba via cities and towns in NSW every year.
"Say no to Queensland becoming a nuclear waste dumping ground for the rest of Australia.
"The Ipswich community stopped a similar dump at Redbank in 1988 proposed by the state government at the time, which was finally scrapped by the new Goss government in 1989."