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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:38:48 PM on 24 August 2020.
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 GTC
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Well, whaddya know?

QUOTE: The Berejiklian government will pursue its own push to allow uranium mining in NSW, after cabinet ministers backed away from supporting One Nation's nuclear power bill in the upper house.

The bill, introduced by Mark Latham, would lift the 33-year ban on uranium mining and nuclear power, but on Monday night cabinet agreed that it would consider its own bill.


https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/berejiklian-government-to-pursue-its-own-uranium-push-20200824-p55ova.html

Will probably come to nothing, but at least the topic is on the table again. Am just imagining Green/Left choking on their kale salads.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:29:04 PM on 24 August 2020.
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Nobody ever wants to be seen to be supporting One Nation, but the proposal makes sense, so they need to make it appear they thought of it themselves.

That's politics for you.

Whether anything comes of it is quite another matter.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:43:45 PM on 24 August 2020.
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A Government-led bill is most likely, as they aren't quite ready yet to allow power stations. Regardless of what Matt Kean thinks (he's a Leftie) nuclear power will one day be necessary due to the Left's faux hatred of coal. Only coal and nuclear can provide 24/7 baseload generation so it's one or the other. An advanced economy cannot run on the part-time equivalent, such as solar, wind and useless batteries.

We need both the Commonwealth and NSW Governments to lift their bans on nuclear power stations and recognise that they are the only satisfactory alternative to coal, and if done correctly, perfectly safe.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:32:41 AM on 25 August 2020.
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Every time a nuclear power station is mentioned all the looneys like that labour sheila come out screaming about the 2 headed babies at Hiroshima and how we will all die if we dig the Uranium up and flog it.
If you can figure the logic out there you are better than me.

In the meantime Gen 5 Nuclear power generators run 100 mw's into submarines and battleship power grids with no problems so why cant we have a few of those plonked beside sea and just hook the cables up to the grid?
I dont often see submarines and battleships blowing up by them selves and the crews dont keep dying of radiation poisoning so they must be fairly safe.
So what is the actual problem?
Answer, there is not one, just scared little people, afraid of the boogey man.

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:24:29 AM on 25 August 2020.
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What they forget is that the Lucas Heights facility is on its third biomedical nuclear reactor since it opened and there has never been anything close to a meltdown there. The only difference between the reactors there and those in a power station is that the latter put out a hell of a lot more power, for obvious reasons.

If the bans are lifted the only issue will be where to locate nuclear power stations, given that there's NIMBYs everywhere and there's still idiots around who like chaining themselves to bulldozers.

Hint to guvvament: build more gaols!


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:22:28 AM on 25 August 2020.
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I definitely view what Berejiklian (koala killer) is doing as a political stunt but this gets people talking about nuclear which in the end is the main thing to take away from this. if you have people talking about it suddenly you have a audience.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:26:47 PM on 25 August 2020.
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It was Barra and Latham that got the ball rolling with this, though at the end of the day it won't happen unless the Premier also supports it. At this stage it is only about allowing mining in NSW which I don't think is a bad thing. The Commonwealth's 'three mines policy' was abolished years ago and this is just a move based on that policy.

What this country needs now, aside from a guaranteed reserve of electricity is jobs. This will create jobs.


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