Issues Papers

The Royal Commission has produced four Issues Papers that are intended to generate community and industry discussion on the associated risks and opportunities of these aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.  They will also provide relevant information to assist those persons who are interested in making a written submission.

The Issues Papers provide background information and set out the questions on which submissions are sought.

Those interested in making a submission are encouraged to read the Submissions Guideline.

A completed coversheet is required for all submissions to the Royal Commission.

CLOSING DATES FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS:

  • Issues Paper 1 (Extraction) and/or Issues Paper 4 (Storage and Disposal of Waste) was 24 July, 2015
  • Issues Paper 2 (Further Processing) and/or Issues Paper 3 (Electricity Generation) is 3 August, 2015*

        * This closing date applies to any consolidated written submission addressing all Issues Papers.

Exploration, Extraction and Milling

This Issues Paper looks at the feasibility of expanding the current level of exploration, extraction and milling of minerals containing radioactive materials in South Australia. It will also examine the risks and opportunities that will exist if the level of exploration, extraction and milling is expanded and how this might be regulated. Exploration, Extraction and Milling

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Further Processing and Manufacture

This Issues Paper looks at the processing and manufacturing of radioactive and nuclear substances, including conversion, enrichment, fabrication or reprocessing in South Australia and risks associated with doing this.     Further Processing and Manufacture

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Electricity Generation

This Issues Paper will look at the future potential of generating electricity from radioactive materials in South Australia. It also discusses the risks, opportunities and impacts compared with other methods of electricity generation – including renewable sources.     Electricity Generation from Nuclear Fuels  

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Management, Storage and Disposal of Waste

This Issues Paper will look at the possibility of managing, storing and disposing of nuclear and radioactive waste in South Australia. It will also examine the risks and opportunities of doing this.     Issues Paper – Management, Storage and Disposal of Waste  

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