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South Australia Liberal Party – confused policy on nuclear waste dumping

From the Liberals current policy website: 


A Marshall Liberal Government will not support the building of a nuclear waste repository in South Australia.

South Australia and the Nuclear Industry

The Liberal Party has always been willing to fully and openly investigate the pros and cons of the nuclear fuel cycle to grow our economy and build our State.

From ABC news 

SA power cuts: Nuclear energy should be considered as solution, state Liberals say, By Daniel Keane, 

today he said that did not mean he or his party were against the production of high-level nuclear waste in South Australia, via nuclear energy generation.

“We’ve never ruled out the nuclear opportunity for energy. We made it very clear that we were not in the slightest bit interested in continuing to pour money into the hopeless case which was a nuclear repository in South Australia,” he said.

“The royal commissioner ruled out nuclear energy in South Australia but there will be a time when it may become viable, and desperate times call for desperate solutions, and we are in a desperate situation.”

Mr Marshall denied the policy was hypocritical, but did not offer an explanation as to what would become of the highly radioactive spent fuel rods if a nuclear reactor was built in South Australia.

March 2, 2018 - Posted by | politics, South Australia

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