**UPDATE: July 28, 2016: Correcting the record: when on The Adelaide Show podcast recently with Steve Davis, I stated that the recommendations made by the Royal Commission were for the acceptance of used nuclear fuel, and not radioactive waste. This was wrong: the recommendations and analysis pertain to acceptance of BOTH used nuclear fuel and intermediate level radioactive waste, though the vast majority of revenues relate to the used nuclear fuel. I have noted this while reviewing the materials today for study purposes. My apologies for the unforced error, I had spent too long away from the source material. Ben Heard.

Ben Heard is an environmental professional. He has worked on a number of major environmental initiatives in South Australia for government, private and not-for-profit clients, through a business called ThinkClimate Consulting. He was once a strong opponent of nuclear power until he underwent a Road To Evidence-Based Damascus experience about five years ago and since then has been a strong proponent. Last year, Ben joined us in episode 106 to talk about nuclear power but tonight we have him on the topic of the royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle and our first taste of have a citizens jury review the findings.

We discuss

  • Why a citizens’ jury is needed after spending money on a royal commission
  • How South Australia is positioning with mining for the nuclear fuel cycle
  • The reasons for not enriching ore
  • Our almost-missed opportunities for nuclear power generation
  • Our safe and lucrative options for nuclear waste storage (and energy extraction)
  • Where the royal commission stopped too short on science and technology
  • The myths and truths of background radiation

Also appearing with our Nuclear Fuel Cycle citizen’s jury

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a band with a lead singer from Kimba

The SA Drink Of The Week is from winemaker Simon Parker of Vinify

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests Steve and the boys on atomic stories, including the revelation that Yankalilli has a rich radioactive mineral source just upstream!

We announce a new way to be part of our podcast; join our Inner Circle. It’s an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show.

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
 The nuclear-powered plane
00:00:40
Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:00:00
Talk Of The Town

David is on extended leave and will return later in 2016.

David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.

00:02:49 SA Drink Of The Week
 Vinify 2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz … tasting notes coming Sunday. Apparently, this drop is $120 per case!
00:06:20 Items Without Notice
Join our In Crowd mailing list BUT ALSO our Inner Circle. The Inner Circle group will act like an editorial board for us. We expect to send occasional emails on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest suggestions and other forms of feedback. You really will be like our puppet masters.
00:08:56 Ben Heard
Ben Heard is an environmental professional. He has worked on a number of major environmental initiatives in South Australia for government, private and not-for-profit clients, through a business called ThinkClimate Consulting. He was once a strong opponent of nuclear power until he underwent a Road To Evidence-Based Damascus experience about five years ago and since then has been a strong proponent. Last year, Ben joined us in episode 106 to talk about nuclear power but tonight we have him on the topic of the royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle and our first taste of have a citizens jury review the findings.
01:13:58 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No cases this week.
00:00:00 Made To Move Minute
Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, Norwood, present a thoughtful minute for pondering more ways and reasons to get moving and improve your health.
This week: Max is on leave
01:35:24 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Buzzin by The East District, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond, from iSA Radio, an online station streaming independent South Australian music 247.
01:45:35 Outtake
Nigel stretches his groin

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