A nuclear power station is inappropriate for the Central Coast

“There will be a nuclear power station in my lifetime” says 29 year old Taylor Martin MLC

[Forum] Just a few points as to why a nuclear power station is inappropriate for the Central Coast.

Nuclear power stations can’t be built under existing law in any Australian state or territory.

They are a more expensive source of power than renewable energy such as solar or wind.

They present significant challenges in terms of the storage and transport of nuclear waste.

Nuclear power stations also present significant health and environmental risks (Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island).

They are expensive, around $40B, and take a decade to build.

By comparison, wind and solar farms take just one to three years.

Nuclear power stations also require massive quantities of water to operate and are inappropriate for a dry continent like Australia.

These are the facts but I’m sure the nuclear industry will continue to lobby for this ridiculous solution to our energy needs.

Email, Mar 14
Chris Castellari, Avoca Beach