Australian news, and some related international items

Contrary to what ANSTO says, nuclear waste returning to Australia IS High Level Waste (HLW)

Gary See Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, February 6

Scotland’s Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) clearly state that it considers radioactive waste generated at Sellafield in England, and heading to Australia, to be vitrified High Level waste, despite what ANSTO call it.…/0038…/00389151-pdf/govscot%3Adocument

Dounreay Radioactive Waste Substitution Consultation
Scottish Government
The Rural and Environment Directorate
Environmental Quality Division
SEPA notes the policy will allow:
(i) substitution of either Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) or cemented Materials Test
Reactor (MTR) raffinate wastes with a radiologically equivalent amount of vitrified
high level waste currently stored at the Sellafield site, and
(ii) substitution of PFR with a radiologically equivalent amount of cemented MTR, both
Steve Dale To think politicians and the nuclear people here got together to deliberately deceive the Australian public – to call what other countries calls “High Level Waste” something else. It’s the same toxic, corrupt thinking that brought us Maralinga. At left is a picture of High Level Waste from a UK document – looks (and is) the same as the stuff they have at Lucas Heights   (same link)

Gary See Perhaps also of interest. British nuclear policy explicitly states that its intention was to substitute ILW with a smaller volume of HLW for return to complete contracts 
“… This would involve returning a smaller amount of HLW that would be radiologically equal to the greater volume of LLW and ILW normally associated with reprocessing…”   (link did not work)  

from here:…/radwaste.pdf

February 9, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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