Tight security for shipment of nuclear waste from Lucas Heights to France

The Australian  |  Thursday 12 April 2018

 Spent fuel rods being unloaded in the reactor service pool at the Lucas Heights reactor.

Spent fuel rods being unloaded in the reactor service pool at the Lucas Heights reactor.

A top-secret security operation to send spent radioactive fuel rods from Australia’s nuclear reactor to France for reprocessing is planned for the coming months.

Potentially involving hundreds of state and federal police, the details of the transport operation will remain confidential until after the shipment arrives at La Hague, in northwest France.