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Uploaded on Aug 13, 2018
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science hosted a webinar on responsibly managing Australia's radioactive waste for current and future generations.
Panel members included: - Sam Johnson, Mayor of Port Augusta, Non-expert Moderator. - Dave Sweeney, Nuclear Free Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation. - Dr Adi Paterson, CEO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) - Dr Margaret Beavis, General Practitioner, Immediate Past President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW). - Dr Geoff Currie, Associate Professor in Medical Radiation Science, Charles Sturt University - Dr Jim Green, National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia - Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Senator - Dr Ben Heard - Founder, Bright New World. Adjunct, Global Ecology Lab, Flinders University. - Bruce Wilson, Principal Advisor, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The discussion topics included: - The need/rationale for a national facility – Australia’s legacy and future waste streams - Current and possible future approaches to the management of radioactive waste in Australia and internationally - Australia’s current policy and regulatory framework – is it fit for purpose? - The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility – design and operation? - Selecting sites for radioactive waste – current and alternative approaches? - How to promote an informed and progressive community discussion