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Australia / New Minerals Council Chair Calls For Consideration Of SMRs

By David Dalton
29 July 2019

New Minerals Council Chair Calls For Consideration Of SMRs
The Opal research reactor is the only operational reactor in Australia. Photo courtesy Ansto.
The newly appointed chair of Australia’s Minerals Council has become the latest business leader to call for nuclear power to be considered as part of Australia’s future energy mix, pushing the suitability of small modular reactors.

Helen Coonan, a former minister in the government of John Howard, said the “nuclear option” should be on the table, along with renewables, as the resources industry edges away from fossil fuels in the coming decades.

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