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Nuclear Exhaust

Source: “The Australian” newspaper, 12 April 2018, page 6, Sian Powell, science writer:

“A top secret operation to send spent radioactive fuel rods from Australia’s nuclear reactor to France for reprocessing is planned for the coming months.

Potentially involving hundreds of state and Federal police, the details of the transport operation will remain confidential until after the shipment arrives at La Hague, in northern France. ….

“The route, the port, the time and the ship as well as the number of security personnel will remain confidential until after the mission is completed…

“The ….fuel rods will be packed into an undisclosed number of immensely tough lead and stainless steel transport casks for the journey to France.

“These casks are purpose engineered to safely transport this type of material without risk to people or the environment,” said the manager of the multi-purpose OPAL reactor at Lucas Heights, Dave Vittorio. “Even a…

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April 13, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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