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Ziggy Switkowski enthuses about Australia buying Chinese nuclear reactors

“When we are ready to get involved in nuclear power, we will look in a catalogue, pick up the phone and place an order on a Chinese vendor, who will deliver it at a price that we can afford,” Mr Switkowski told a Committee for Economic Development of Australia

Chinese nuke plants could power Australia,   Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2011 It will soon be possible for Australia to import nuclear power plants made in China, a nuclear policy expert says.

Former Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) chair Ziggy Switkowski says the “centre of gravity” for innovation and manufacturing of nuclear power is moving quickly to China. The cost to manufacture nuclear components in China was likely to be around 60 per cent of that in Western countries, he said.

Mr Switkowski made the comments during a panel discussion on Australia’s energy future – and the use of nuclear power – in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

“When we are ready to get involved in nuclear power, we will look in a catalogue, pick up the phone and place an order on a Chinese vendor, who will deliver it at a price that we can afford,” Mr Switkowski told a Committee for Economic Development of Australia luncheon on Wednesday….Chinese nuke plants could power Australia

May 18, 2011 - Posted by | marketing for nuclear

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