Or at least that's the hope of Adelaide University professor Ian Plimer:
"I think it is an absolute no-brainer that we should look at a cradle-to-grave uranium industry," Professor Plimer said at a uranium conference in Adelaide yesterday.
"Where we mine it, we convert it into yellowcake, we create the fuel rods, we lease these fuel rods to the major Western countries that are wanting to use nuclear power.
"We take the fuel rods back, we clean them up and we dispose of the waste.
"That would make South Australia the Saudi Arabia of the energy world."
Although this is coming from an academic, expect a good deal of clamoring for position in the near future as the nuclear renaissance really gets going. But does South Australia really want to be the new Saudi Arabia... ?