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Planned nuclear waste dump at Kimba has absolutely nothing to do with the production of nuclear medicine

Peter Remta, 16 Nov 20, Referring to Minister Keith Pitt’s media release of 9 November 2020 regarding the round table conference on nuclear medicine  –  it  still fails to answer and explain how precisely will nuclear medicine be affected by not having a national waste management facility at Kimba.

It is well known that nuclear waste is currently stored in over 100 different locations throughout Australia most of which has been generated through nuclear medical treatment and is classified as low level waste. However as Minister Pitt has himself  acknowledged it would be very doubtful if the national facility managed to get 30% of that waste for storage and
disposal.

How will the production of nuclear medical material by ANSTO at Lucas Heights be affected by the failure to have the waste facility at Kimba?

The proposed facility at Kimba has nothing to do with and will not affect the production of nuclear medicine by ANSTO and to suggest otherwise is totally false and deliberately misleading.

It is no more than clutching at straws in order to convince senators who are opposed to the Bill for the waste facility presently before the Senate to change their minds.  It is an insult to their intelligence.

The only thing that will affect the production of nuclear medicine by ANSTO is its own inherent problems with the nuclear medicine facility plant at Lucas Heights which keeps breaking down and having trouble despite the
huge cost of planning and building it.

Again that has nothing to do whatever with the proposed waste facility at Kimba other than perhaps to demonstrate the inefficiency of ANSTO and confirm the dangerous nature of the reactor waste which is completely unsuitable for storage at Kimba before ultimate disposal.

Despite many repeated requests,  Senator Pitt has not  explained  how nuclear medicine will be affected should the waste facility not to be built at Kimba,
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November 16, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, secrets and lies

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