Australian news, and some related international items

France, USA, UK, Japan call it High Level Waste: Australia calls it Intermediate Level Waste

Steve Dale  Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, July 29 

Funny. Spent fuel rods (which the USA and other countries would call High Level Waste (HLW)) leaves this country. Vitrified waste remnants will return one day (which the French, USA, UK, Japan would call HLW) – but at no time in Australia will this be honestly called High Level Waste.

“‘The spent fuel rods at Lucas Heights can only sensibly be treated as high level waste The pretence that spent fuel rods constitute an asset must stop” from the Research Reactor Review, Future Reactions: Report of the Research Reactor Review, 1993
Seems like the pretense at ANSTO has a longer half life than some of the isotopes they produce.


August 1, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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