Australian news, and some related international items

Clive Palmer expects to hold the balance of power in Australian Parliament, so will bring in nuclear power

Clive Palmer wants SA to go nuclear,  InDaily, Emily Cosenza 3 May 19 Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party plans to use South Australia’s large uranium deposits and build a nuclear reactor if the party gains the balance of power at the May 18 federal election.  “Japan, USA, China and the rest of the world have cheap, affordable energy with zero emissions from nuclear power,” Palmer said in a first campaign stop in Adelaide…….

Palmer believed his party would hold the balance of power in the Senate and guaranteed the project would be carried out if so.

“We will need about five to six seats and our polling is showing we will win five to six seats pretty easily and we should be able to win more,” he said……..

The previous South Australian Labor government held a royal commission into the issue of nuclear power.

It found building a reactor to supply electricity was not viable but recommended SA consider establishing a nuclear waste dump to earn millions by storing waste from overseas. That idea was abandoned after a citizens’ jury rejected the concept.

But Palmer said the Federal Government should fund the power plant……..

May 4, 2019 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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