Australian news, and some related international items

Busting the nuclear lobby’s spin about Small Modular Reactors (SMRs

Steve Dale, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, 23 Jan 19

The nuclear lobby seems to have got a foothold with gullible miners. Ben Heard will be attending “Energy Mines and Money” in Brisbane (June). From the “About” section of the conference – “Energy Mines and Money Australia will showcase the east coast’s strategic mineral, coal and oil and gas opportunities, and match projects with global investment.”

He will be talking about “The role of small modular reactors”. From my observations, the role of small modular reactors is as fantasy bait for gullible politicians, miners, broadcasters – basically anyone silly enough to believe that these things are available, portable and small. A concept picture of a “small” reactor appears below (remember, the red arrow points to a tiny human figure for scale).

January 24, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, spinbuster, technology

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