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Webinar – Responsibly managing Australia’s radioactive waste

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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

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