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Thursday, 31 May 1984
Page: 2290


Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK(9.20) —The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Walsh) has indicated that a quantity of plutonium-two grams I think he said-has been detected in a search of the Maralinga area. I ask him: How was the quantity of two grams determined? Is it two grams of pure plutonium? Is it plutonium involved in two grams of other materials? How was the weight ascertained? Who did that?