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Uranium deposits, small populations and no terrorists! Bob Katters reveals his top locations for building a new nuclear reactor in Australia - so is your town on the list?
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           Uranium deposits, small populations and no terrorists! Bob Katters reveals his top locations for building a new nuclear reactor in Australia - so is your town on the list? Bob Katter earmarked Doomadgee, Normanton and Burketown for a nuclear site The Federal MP said towns wereisolated and close to large uranium deposits Mr Katter said a debate about nuclear power in Australia was needed Nuclear power was banned in Australia in 1998 but uranium mining is allowed by Tom Place For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:13 EST, 20 January 2020 | Updated: 22:13 EST, 20 January 2020 e-mail View comments Bob Katter says small country towns and remote indigenous communities are the perfect location for a nuclear reactor to power Australia into the new decade. The rogue Federal MP returned from a pig hunting trip at the weekend to earmark north western Queensland towns of Doomadgee, Normanton and Burketown for a new power plant. He told the Townsville Bulletinhe chose these locations due to their proximity to vast deposits of uranium, small populations and unlikeliness to be targeted by terrorists. The controversial 74-year-old said while he did not personally endorse nuclear power, shutting down debate around the issue was childish.

        
Federal MP Bob Katter (pictured) has named several isolated Australian towns in Queensland as prime locations for a nuclear power reactor



        
Federal MP Bob Katter (pictured) has named several isolated Australian towns in Queensland as prime locations for a nuclear power reactor

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Mr Katter said the north western Queensland towns of Doomadgee, Normanton and Burketown were ideal for nuclear power due to their small population and isolation



        
Mr Katter said the north western Queensland towns of Doomadgee, Normanton and Burketown were ideal for nuclear power due to their small population and isolation

Mr Katter said the north western Queensland towns of Doomadgee, Normanton and Burketown were ideal for nuclear power due to their small population and isolation As for the issue of terrorists, theres a hundred ways they can carry out mass killings, he said. Nuclear shouldnt be easily dismissed but there are dangers. Australia holds a third of the worlds uranium deposits but the resource is dug up and exported after a ban on nuclear energy was introduced in 1998. Australias nuclear timeline 1969 Proposal to build Australia’s first nuclear reactor at Jervis Bay. Tenders were called and land cleared, but low cost coal and fiscal constraints saw the plan deferred and eventually scrapped. 1980-90 Anti-nuclear movement gains traction against a back-drop of French nuclear testing in the Pacific; the Rainbow Warrior incident; the siting of a nuclear waste repository for medical and industrial nuclear waste; and leaked plans to commercially site international nuclear waste in Australia. 1998 The ARPANS Act 1998 passes into law. The Australian Radiation Laboratory and the Nuclear Safety Bureau are merged and renamed the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). Horsetrading with the Greens and the Australian Democrats results in the ‘prohibition on certain nuclear installations’ included in the Act. 1999 A similar clause, but with greater effect, is written into the EPBC Act 1999. Section 140A(1)(b) reads: The Minister must not approve an action consisting of or involving the construction or operation of a: b) nuclear power plant. Information is provided by the Minerals Council of Australia Queenslands major parties dont support a proposal for nuclear power to be reintroduced but several Federal Liberal ministers proposed an inquiry into the matter late last year. The inquiry concluded that while nuclear power should be considered it should only go ahead with the definitive support of the majority of Australians. It noted that while nuclear power could not realistically be introduced for at least a decade, there had been notable developments in technology that make the option more attractive. Advertisement Read more: www.townsvillebu... minerals.org.au/... Share or comment on this article: Bob Katters reveals his top locations for building a new nuclear reactor in Australia e-mail Add comment

        




        


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