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Discussion paper

Nuclear power: cure or curse? A discussion paper

13 Dec 2007
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This paper examines the question of whether nuclear power in Australia should be part of the solution to the increasingly urgent problems of global warming and securing reliable energy supplies. This paper examines the question of whether nuclear power in Australia should be part of the solution to the increasingly urgent problems of global warming and securing reliable energy supplies. Some commentators, political leaders and the uranium industry are arguing that Australia needs to expand its uranium exports as well as developing our own nuclear power industry, with up to 25 nuclear power plants dotted around the coastline near major cities. However, after carefully summarising the evidence, Luke Vaughan concludes that nuclear power would not only by very expensive but extremely dangerous.

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