Alexander Downer has denied that Australia will take radioactive waste as part of the deal to join the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), but try telling that to the Australian Nuclear Fuel Leasing (ANFL) company who have so far invested $45 million dollars in the prospect.

Today the Foreign Affairs Minister again assured the public that Australia won't be taking any waste. "We won't agree to do that and we have always made that clear," he said today.