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Radon gas leaked from Woomera’s radioactive waste drums

Tim Bickmore  No Nuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia, 21 Sept 18
 Just a reminder that in 2016 ARPANSA found that the 10,000 CSIRO drums of radioactive waste at Woomera [material flagged by DIIS as +/- 40% by volume of the national dump inventory] held Thorium – & that Radium had leaked out through on-going deterioration of containment.

Both Thorium & Radium produce the toxic invisible odourless radioactive gas Radon – however ARPANSA consistently refuses to confirm or deny whether Radon gas will flow out of their proposed facility.
2016 ARPANSA Inspection Report link here:…/regulatory/…/2016/R16-05292.rtf

September 21, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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