Letter: The 16GW new nuclear programme appears to increase the waste inventory from 4.8TBq in 2010 to 27.3TBq whch would require a far larger GDF site.
Cumbria Trust 16th Feb 2016 read more »
It is one of the most remote places on earth, a vast landscape of desert and mountains spanning nearly a million square kilometres, big enough to accommodate the UK four times over. Now South Australia could become known for something else: as a dumping ground for the world’s nuclear waste. A report by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, an inquiry set up last year but the government of South Australia, has suggested that a dump could absorb 13 per cent of the world’s nuclear waste and be “highly profitable”, generating earnings of £2.4 billion a year. “The storage and disposal of used nuclear fuel in South Australia is likely to deliver substantial economic benefits to the South Australian community,” it said in what were described as “tentative findings”. “An integrated storage and disposal facility would be commercially viable and the storage facil ity could be operational in the late 2020s.”
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