The policy failures behind the upbeat headlines.
Polonium is found naturally in uranium ore.
Polonium's chemical properties made it the ideal secret weapon for the assassins of Alexander Litvinenko.
Americans heard about atomic bombs long before one was actually built.
US Department of Defense
News of the Hiroshima bombing spread quickly to the US public but, thanks to science fiction writers, atomic bombs were discussed more before the war began than during it.
For years, Australia has been looking at remote Indigenous land to store its nuclear waste. But now that Muckaty is off the table, it’s time to consider big city locations.
Right now, radioactive material is stored at more than 100 locations in cities and suburbs across Australia. Yet after the withdrawal of a proposed remote site for a “nuclear waste dump” at Muckaty Station…