Australian state could take 13% of globe's nuclear waste: report

Prospect of a nuclear dump in Australia has proven controversial in the pastA nuclear dump in an Australian state could handle 13 percent of the world’s atomic waste and prove “highly profitable” in the long term, initial findings from a high-level inquiry said on Monday. Australia has yet to decide where to store its own radioactive waste let alone any imported material. “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 it described as “tentative findings”.

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