Australian news, and some related international items

For unspoilt Tasmania, nuclear power is not a good look

Nuclear not for Tassie   The Mercury – The Voice of Tasmania, 26 March 11, “……..If  Tasmania is to become an island famed worldwide for its niche and high-quality food, fish and wine products; creative, scientific and artistic talent; unspoilt heritage and unique wilderness and tourism experiences, it is also worth considering that a nuclear power station may not be such a good look or brand fit.
Just as a massive pulp mill in the Tamar Valley belching emissions, using large amounts of precious water and burning woodchips may not be an appropriate development for an island covered with natural and farm forests, which could become Australia’s most important and strategic carbon sink.

Appropriate location is often the key to whether large-scale industrial or energy developments are viable, profitable and have a collective benefit in the long term.

Just ask any of the Japanese living near Fukushima power plant today if they think building a nuclear power plant 40 years ago in one of the world’s most earthquake-prone locations directly on the Pacific’s notorious “Rim of Fire” was such a good idea now. Nuclear not for Tassie Editorial – The Mercury – The Voice of Tasmania

March 26, 2011 - Posted by | environment, Tasmania

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