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Dutton announces seven sites for nuclear plants. What’s the scam?

by AAP and Kim Wingerei | Jun 19, 2024 | What's the scam?

Tens of thousands of Australians in five states could be living near nuclear power plants if the coalition wins the next federal election. What’s the scam?

The scam is a policy without any support from credible experts, lacking any evidence of success from countries who have tried it, and not even needed to meet our future energy needs.  A policy of pure political expediency by the LNP.

Dutton goes nuclear

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has unveiled details of his much-anticipated nuclear energy policy, which will put nuclear power plants in Australia’s former fossil fuel heartlands.

A coalition government will attempt to build a total of seven plants at existing coal-fired power stations, with the assets owned by the Commonwealth.

This includes Loy Yang Power Station in Victoria’s Gippsland area, Callide and Tarong in Queensland, Port Augusta in South Australia, Collie in West Australia, Mount Piper at Lithgow in central west NSW and Liddell in NSW’s Hunter region.

“We want to utilise the existing assets that we’ve got, and the poles and wires that are used at the moment on the coal-fired power station sites … to distribute the energy generated from the latest generation nuclear reactors,” Mr Dutton told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.

“We have the ability to do that in a way that renewables can’t.”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has slammed the plan and says it overlooks Australia’s renewable energy potential.

“It’ll be a taxpayer-funded nuclear fantasy,” he told ABC radio.

Here in Australia, we have the best solar resources in the world.

“This makes no economic sense, as well as leaving us in a position of energy insecurity because of the time that it will take to roll out a nuclear reactor.”

Modular Reactors. Peter Dutton hasn’t done his nuclear homework

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