I read with interest Godfrey Franz’s letter (Forum, CCN312) with positive lines re nuclear power.
Australia is sitting on around 60 per cent of the world’s uranium 92 and yet just the word nuclear is a naughty word where many people immediately think Chernobyl and Fukushima (and others) where disaster has struck.
The technology which was used is totally old hat and should in no way be compared with the high technology of creating nuclear power of today.
The new technologies are using CMSR – Compact Molten Salt Reactor – which is safe, better for the environment and inexpensive.
Certain countries are developing nuclear power units the size of a container (can be mobile) (which) have a life span of around 24 years after which time they can be recycled.
This will be a huge part of energy for the future.
Thorium 90 is another uranium on which much research is being done.
I (hope) Australia will get in there, not only supplying the flour but also baking the bread.
Email, Oct 6
Inger Terp, North Avoca