Nuclear waste

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‘Relatively common’: WA’s lost-and-found radioactive capsule not the only missing material around
The tiny capsule that fell out of a Perth-bound truck captured the world’s attention, but experts say hundreds of radioactive sources go missing each year

Tory Shepherd

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australian outback found by side of 1,400km stretch of road
Coin-sized radioactive device, missing for more than two weeks in WA, posed a significant public health risk

Henry Belot

01, Feb, 2023 @8:10 AM

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What is the radioactive capsule missing in WA used for and how dangerous is it?
As authorities scour the desert for the missing source, here’s what we know about how it works and what threat it poses to humans

Donna Lu

30, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Search stepped up for potentially deadly radioactive capsule lost in Western Australia
Authorities have conceded the capsule of highly radioactive material may never be found after disappearing on a 1400km journey

Ben Doherty in Sydney

29, Jan, 2023 @7:44 AM

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Nuclear is not the answer to the UK’s energy requirements | Letter
Letter: We need more honesty about the problems of the proposed Sizewell C plant, writes Rae Street

02, Jan, 2023 @2:21 PM

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Howard ministers considered extinguishing native title over SA site earmarked for nuclear waste dump
Cabinet papers 2002: documents shed light on strategy amid decades-long battle to create national storage centre

Tory Shepherd

31, Dec, 2022 @6:59 PM

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We need more honesty on nuclear power’s long legacy of hazardous waste | Letters
Letters: Tom Smith, William Walker and Neil Smith respond to Samanth Subramanian’s long read on the enormous task of dismantling Sellafield

22, Dec, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site
The long read: Nothing is produced at Sellafield anymore. But making safe what is left behind is an almost unimaginably expensive and complex task that requires us to think not on a human timescale, but a planetary one

Samanth Subramanian

15, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tech coalition aiming to create Australian high-powered laser industry with nuclear fusion ambitions
Proponents say lasers can be used to generate energy but others say fusion power unlikely to ‘save us from climate change’

Donna Lu

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia may have to stop making key cancer medicine if it doesn’t build nuclear waste dump, peak body says
Ansto chief says it may not be able to keep producing nuclear medicine if it runs out of waste storage space at its Lucas Heights facility

Tory Shepherd

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Most of Australia’s nuclear waste comes from Lucas Heights – should it stay there?
Opponents of proposed dump site at Kimba in South Australia say it would be safer to keep the waste where it mostly is

Tory Shepherd

16, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s nuclear waste is growing as battle over dump site heats up
Government says nuclear waste cannot continue to build up and it will work with traditional custodians of proposed Kimba site

Tory Shepherd

13, Oct, 2022 @11:30 PM

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