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Tech & Science Modern nuclear power is no longer 'Soviet-era, Chernobyl' technology

11:00  05 december  2019
11:00  05 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Chernobyl accident information. The Chernobyl RBMK reactor design faults and how they were addressed. The Chernobyl New Safe Confinement. UNSCEAR says that apart from increased thyroid cancers, "there is no evidence of a major public health impact attributable to radiation

Fairfax MP Ted O’Brien says significant changes in nuclear power are the reason for a review into lifting a ban on nuclear energy in Australia.

Mr O’Brien told Sky News host Peta Credlin the two big changes in the nuclear industry are “climate change” and “technology”.

“As we know, as an emissions-free base-load technology, nuclear is used right across the world,” he said.

“The second big change has been technology. People when they hear about nuclear, they assume you’re talking about old, large smokestack technology - Chernobyl, Soviet-era stuff.

“Now we're looking at the advance of small modular tech which is going to be the major game-changer.”

Mr O’Brien is chairing a parliamentary inquiry into ­nuclear energy.

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North Korea's foreign ministry on Thursday criticised the United States as "foolish" for convening a UN Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets fired from the isolated state. Washington on Wednesday used the meeting to warn of consequences for North Korea if it followed through with its promise of an ominous "Christmas gift" in the event that the US does not come up with concessions by the end of the year.

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