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[cdn-nucl-l] Argentina considers taking Australia's nuclear waste
Posted on ABC News Online on October 26, 2002 and at:
Argentina considers taking Australia's nuclear waste
Argentina is a step closer to accepting spent nuclear fuel from the new
Sydney research reactor, after a political committee voted in favour of
It has taken almost a year, but overnight the foreign affairs committee
of the Argentine Congress voted in favour of accepting Australian spent
By a margin of two to one, the committee approved the nuclear treaty
with Australia that has been stalled since last November.
The decision paves the way for a final vote in the coming weeks by the
256-member Chamber of Deputies.
If passed, the treaty will allow the Australian Government to ask
Argentina to oversee treatment of spent fuel from the new reactor,
before waste is returned to Australia for long-term storage.
An Argentine state-owned company won the $300 million research reactor