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The draft Terms of Reference seek to direct the Royal Commission to inquire into whether there is any potential for expansion of the current level of exploration, extraction or milling of minerals containing radioactive materials in South Australia, and the feasibility of the State becoming involved in:
- the further processing of minerals, and the processing and manufacture of materials containing radioactive and nuclear substances (but not for, or from, military uses) including conversion, enrichment, fabrication or re-processing in South Australia;
- the generation of electricity from nuclear fuels; and
- the management, storage and disposal of non-military nuclear and radioactive waste.
Reflecting concerns raised in the submissions, the draft Terms of Reference specifically requires the Royal Commission, when inquiring into the risks and opportunities associated with these matters, to consider, where appropriate, their impact upon the economy, the environment and the community (including regional, remote and aboriginal communities).
While broad, the draft Terms of Reference seek to enable the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission to conduct its inquiries and report to the Governor within 12 months.
Submissions on the draft Terms of Reference concluded by Friday 13 March 2015 and will be considered before final Terms of Reference are presented to His Excellency the Governor.
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