The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia

THE full life-cycle cost of nuclear power makes it one of the more expensive sources of electricity, but the introduction of carbon taxes or mandatory emission targets could quickly change that. Passive safety features on the latest generation of reactors mean nuclear power is now almost intrinsically safe. It’s time for Australians to reassess their opposition to all things nuclear, writes Peter Gibson

The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia The fail-safe case for nuclear power in Australia

Nuclear power is one of those issues that almost belongs in the ‘too hard’ basket. Almost, but due to concerns about the greenhouse effect, not quite.

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