Bob Day’s pro nuclear amendment fails in the Senate

Senator Day didn’t have enough support for the amendment to pass- Greens and ALP voted against it- so the Bill passed unamended. Some great contributions and statements from Senator Scott Ludlam, usually these are posted on his website.

the ARPANS Act 1998 – 1A Section 10 includes :

10 Prohibition on certain nuclear installations

(1) Nothing in this Act is to be taken to authorise the construction or operation of any of the following nuclear installations:

(a) a nuclear fuel fabrication plant; (b) a nuclear power plant;

(c) an enrichment plant;

(d) a reprocessing facility.

(2) The CEO must not issue a licence under section 32 in respect of any of the facilities mentioned in subsection (1).

(2) Clause 12, page 8 (lines 14 to 22), omit the definition of nuclear installation, substitute: nuclear installation means any of the following:

(a) a nuclear reactor for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and sub-critical assemblies);

(b) a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor as described in paragraph (a);

(c) a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of this section;

(d) a facility for production of radioisotopes with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of this section

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