Talk will commence with a brief and clear description of nuclear fission and its application to the generation of electricity. We’ll talk about splitting the uranium nucleus to produce energy through the conversion of mass to energy and we’ll address the production of fission products and heavier elements. We’ll then move to an overview of a nuclear power plant which currently are typified by Light Water Reactors.
Clear concept for teaming up with our Commonwealth cousins in Canada to power Australia with nuclear energy. Canada has similar laws, cultural values and is an equal economic partner in any future energy projects. We visited Ontario in August, met with Todd Smith, the energy minister, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ontario Power Generation and General Electric. Together they are constructing the first BWRX300 small nuclear power plant at Darlington on the shores of Lake Ontario beside their existing CANDU plant. This new small plant and its safety and economic benefits will be discussed
Conclude with an outline of the befits to rural and regional Australia from a programme of nuclear energy based on both some small and some larger plants. We will look at how it benefits community growth, stability and education. I’ll quote the findings of the UN and EU reports that find nuclear energy to be our most sustainable and low carbon energy source for the future. Best of all it eliminates the need to industrialise our landscapes and requires very few changes to our existing grid.