• Short Summary

    A debate is underway between scientists and conservationists in Australia over the possible construction of another nuclear reactor.

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    A debate is underway between scientists and conservationists in Australia over the possible construction of another nuclear reactor. The Federal government is considering replacing the ageing nuclear complex at Lucas Heights, west of Sydney, following the discovery of a major fault. The 20 year old reactor has been shut down and maybe out of commission for five months while a defective expansion joint is replaced. At first it was thought the reactor may have been leaking, but this has now been discounted. The Lucas Heights complex is mainly used for research and the production of radio isotopes for hospitals. Scientists want the reactor replaced, the conservationists say the dangers of nuclear power are too great. This report from Peter Newport and Bill Edmonds of Channel Ten Sydney.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2Y82P0A8XECP4VLCQMSRELGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Y82P0A8XECP4VLCQMSRELGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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