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In 1995 the Australian government knew that Sydney’s Lucas Heights high level radioactive trash was a problem


Spent nuclear fuel storage Damien Murphy,

Spent nuclear fuel storage at Sydney’s Lucas Heights was destined to be full within three years, cabinet was told in a December 1995 minute.

The cabinet agreed the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation should cost proposals to have Britain reprocess their spent fuel in Scotland, return all American spent fuel to the United States and not accumulate spent fuel beyond the capacity of existing storage.

Cabinet wanted the information for consideration in the 1996-97 budget.

The minister for primary industries and energy, Bob Collins, and the minister for industry, technology and commerce, Peter Cook, told cabinet that reducing spent research reactor fuel holdings would be welcomed by the community at Lucas Heights although any operations involving radioactive materials were likely to be opposed by groups that object to nuclear activities.


December 31, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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