New study shows energy from recycled nuclear waste will produce 622MW of baseload power and $31bn windfall

Ben Heard speaking to Adelaide Now

“This proposal elicits a dramatically different and more favourable response from South Australians than the current concept of geological disposal,” he said, referring to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

“We can be involved in so much more than just burial. We can commercialise leading technology and provide clean power. People like that idea.

“We’d still need to do some disposal (of waste) — you don’t get a completely free lunch — but it’s much shorter-lived and much easier to handle.”

Ben Heard