Saturday, 7 March 2015
From The Studios of The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Robyn Williams Introduces:
Dr Oscar Archer
With this opening shot Dr Archer might well expect a rough ride:
"...and it [the concept] goes like this. Australia establishes the world’s first multinational repository for used fuel - what's often called nuclear waste..."
"...At maturity, Australia is primarily running on PRISM reactors fuelled by the used fuel we received. The world is running on a much larger number of Generation III+ reactors that we supply with our uranium exports under a fuel leasing model.
The transition to PRISM world-wide is under-way on the back of Australia’s pioneering embrace of this technology with support of key partners. Australia is exporting the starter bundles of metal fuel from our own PRISM fleet while continuing to derive revenue from the multi-national repository and uranium exports..."
Now Dr Archer couldn't say fairer than that - could he?
It's well worth a 12 minutes listen of anybody's time!