John Browning

The Nuclear Industry In South Australia : closing the loop

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    [h=2]closing the loop[/h]

    Let's open up Tamara's debate a bit further by trying a few "what-if" propositions

     

    For instance.......How would this work as an alternative closed-loop business model:

     

    A) Olympic Dam continue to produce the yellow cake as a side- product of it's copper mining process

     

    B) instead of shipping out 44 gallon drums of uranium ore, OD goes the extra step of producing the fuel rods

     

    C) the value-added product is then
    leased not sold
    to a specific certified Nuclear Authority

    - and
    they pay
    a really substantial
    deposit on each fuel rod, in addition to the lease fee.

     

    D) the Nuclear Authority can't claim the deposit back until the rod is returned intact (-
    at their expense), to be buried

    (-possibly back in the very same stope where the ore originated)

     

     

    ........comments from you lot?

     

     

    JB
    :swoon:

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