Question No. 1196
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, upon notice, on 18 December 2008:
(1) (a) When the OPAL research reactor is operating at full capacity, what is the heat output per cubic metre of spent nuclear fuel when it is first removed from the reactor; and (b) if the answer to (a) is above 2kW/m3, after what period of time does the heat output fall below 2kW/m3.
(2) What is the heat output for a single spent fuel element when first removed from the reactor.