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Deputy Premier calls for nuclear energy as it evolves from ‘granddad’s technology’

The NSW Deputy Premier has thrown his support behind the push for a Senate inquiry into the benefits of a nuclear power industry in Australia.

Nuclear energy is a controversial solution to Australia’s deepening energy crisis but it still remains illegal in Australia.

Queensland National Keith Pitt and Liberal Senator James McGrath have also backed a parliamentary inquiry into nuclear power.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro tells Merrick Watts Australia needs to welcome nuclear energy into the conversation.

“Chernobyl or Fukushima… that technology is your granddad’s technology.

“What is on the horizon, small modular reactors, gives us a chance to really look at this through a different lens.”

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