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‘Safest form of power generation’: Calls for nuclear to be put back on the table

Nuclear power plants are illegal in Australia but experts say it could be the answer to Australia’s energy concerns.

Many are calling for the construction of High-Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) coal power plants, in order to avoid outages and soaring power prices.

But Australian Nuclear Association Vice President Rob Parker tells Natalie Peters and Erin Molan nuclear energy is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective option.

“When we look at nuclear energy we find that it is established as being the safest form of power generation that we have on the planet.

“It is safer than coal, safer than oil, safer than anything, including solar and wind.

“We have established that we can have a clear low carbon, low-cost, future using nuclear energy.”

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Natalie Peters & Erin Molan