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Asked by boganboy to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 29 Aug 2013.
Keywords: australia, energy, nuclearpower
Eventually, we will solve the problem of how to generate safe nuclear energy without lots of radioactive and highly toxic waste. In the mean-time, Australia is probably one of the best places to use it – we places so far away from settlements that even if something does go wrong it would not be a major disaster (like in Japan) and geology so stable it could provide safe storage for the waste.
I agree with @Peter. I think it’s only a matter of time before the arguement for nuclear power becomes more possitive. However, there are many hurdles to jump before we can build it safely.
We already generate a small amount in nuclear power near Sydney, but its only a tiny reactor and it is very important. It helps many people conduct research into all sorts of physical sciences. In my opinion, its most important job is to make special chemicals that are used to diagnose or cure people with cancer. Hard to argue the importance of that.
As long as it’s safe then I don’t have a problem with it. Waste disposal needs to be factored in as well. There are other kinds of power that are being developed, like renewable energy which is also exciting.
I think nuclear power is a great way to reduce pollution and the damage caused by coal power and other forms of “dirty” power. We just have to be very careful to make sure it is safe. But as others said, Australia is one of the best places because there are so many uninhabited areas, and the whole continent is very geologically stable.
I think I got this question a bit late – the guys have beaten me to it all!
Main thing is safety – if we can be sure of that, it offers great potential.
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