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Spoonman Podcast discusses nuclear power for Australia

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“Spoonman” (an Australian host of a radio program, on the Triple M network) has produced a good little podcast, where he discusses the prospects of nuclear power in Australia, alongside Zygmunt Switkowski, the well-known nuclear physicist who heads up ANSTO, and headed the Howard government’s Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy Review.

Here’s the podcast (a typical mp3 download) – it’s worth listening to.


Written by Luke Weston

August 25, 2008 at 8:30 am

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  1. My keen sense of contemporary Australian current affairs places this item sometime in early 2007.


    August 25, 2008 at 10:41 am

  2. Best quote about the anti’s: “Logical argument doesn’t seem to work.”

    Based on the experience at the “World’s Largest PV Solar Plant” in Spain, a 100 km x 100 km solar plant, which would cost tens of trillions of dollars according to the podcast, would be equivalent to only about 40 small (by today’s standards, 1000 MWe) nuclear reactors.


    August 25, 2008 at 11:16 am

  3. True, Finrod – I think it was produced last year. It hasn’t dated much, though!

    Luke Weston

    August 25, 2008 at 8:12 pm

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