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Not everyone in the industry runs at 100 percent capacity.

Fortnightly Magazine - February 15 2002
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Oh, it's OK. It's Greenpeace.

Some 30 or so Greenpeace protesters on Dec. 17 managed to penetrate the grounds of Australia's sole nuclear facility, Lucas Heights, located near Sydney. In the time it took Australian authorities to reach the scene, one team of protestors had scaled a radio tower, another group climbed to the top of the reactor facility, and yet a third group climbed onto the top of a waste storage facility and unfurled a "Nuclear - Never Safe" banner. The remaining protesters, who presumably could not climb while wearing their costumes of nuclear waste barrels, ran around the facility grounds. 

A groundskeeper at the Lucas Heights facility, Matthew Davies, said he initially worried the protesters were terrorists. "My first thought was 'Bin Laden, terrorist attack in Australia,' " he said to reporters. "And then I saw the Greenpeace [sign] and I thought, 'Oh, that makes sense.'" So far, there are no reports that any Greenpeace signage is unaccounted for, or has fallen into the wrong hands.

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