Symposium discussions focus on the future of nuclear fuel cycle in Australia

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Symposium recently held in Canberra was an opportunity to discuss each element of the nuclear fuel cycle including mining and fuel processing, nuclear power and waste storage.
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Symposium discussions focus on the future of nuclear fuel cycle in Australia

Leading experts from energy science and academic communities recently met to discuss Australia’s role in the nuclear fuel cycle at a recent symposium.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Symposium was carried out under the Chatham House rule, meaning the views expressed reflect the general flow of the discussions and are not attributable to particular individuals or organisations.

It was an opportunity for attendees to engage in a robust debate of the issues. Participants discussed and analysed key recommendations and findings of the South Australian Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (NFC).

The symposium was supported by Engineers Australia, Australian National University, Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Each element of the nuclear fuel cycle including mining and fuel processing, nuclear power and waste storage was covered during the one-day symposium.

Participants also considered the NFC in the international context, its economic impact and human capacity implications, and the importance of a social licence to operate.

Read the full summary of the symposium in the Communique.