Australia could take spent fuel from nuclear power stations overseas. This one is in South Korea.
South Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.
The OPAL reactor at Lucas Heights in Sydney produces radioactive materials for medicine and manufacturing.
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Australia has been trying to construct a new nuclear storage site for the past thirty-five years without success.
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…