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And then there was light…

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Australia’s third generation, 3 GeV Synchrotron Light Source is now open for business. Which, in my opinion, is great news all round.


Written by Luke Weston

August 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Posted in Australia, science

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  1. As a pro-nuclear union activist, I have to disagree with my union brother downunder. He does his own side no service when he states, quite honestly, that “a solar farm down the road won’t replace a coal fired power station”. Exactly. So much for solar.

    Now, on “jobs”. He has a fake “the companies are not doing enough to fight global warming” when the biggest stationary source of carbon are coal plants. Period. So, replacing coal fired plants is going to result in some job lose in both the plants and the mining of coal. Certainly a forward looking policy would, at the minimum, start to integrate coal power plant worekrs into nuclear workers. A higher level of skill is needed but many could be employed since at least half of a nuclear plant has the same equipment as a coal plant. Other programs could be used to retrain and retain coal miners jobs.

    David Walters

    David Walters

    August 2, 2007 at 10:21 pm

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