ASIO is seeking approval to store more than half a million litres of fuel at its new $589 million headquarters in Canberra a street away from family homes.
In an application to the ACT Environmental Protection Authority, the spy agency says it wants 660,000 litres of diesel stored on the Constitution Avenue site to run back-up generators.
Local residents are concerned about the massive store and angry about a lack of consultation.
Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/bid-to-store-fuel-at-asio-site-20120406-1wh8y.html
ASIO has advised that their application to store in excess of 50,000 litres of fuel has been lodged with the ACT Government. For more information, see http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2012-169/notification.asp.
Submissions to the ACT Environment Protection Authority may be made by no later than 20 April 2012.
Storm in a teacup. Not worth worrying about. There is probably a lot more stored around various buildings in civic in case of blackout, and in shopping centres.