Clean, green nuclear
Tony Abbott’s suggestion of Australia turning to nuclear power for our future energy needs is most welcome (“Abbott tells PM to hit nuclear switch”, 15/9). Ziggy Switkowski, former chair of ANSTO, points out that small modular reactors could be the answer to our energy needs.
SMRs are relatively inexpensive, safe, green and have zero emissions. The biggest advantage of such reactors is that they are the best way to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from power generation at a time when the polar icecaps are melting, cyclones, droughts, heavy rains — all signs of predicted evidence of climate change — are wreaking havoc around the world.
I hope all parties support the lifting of prohibition against nuclear energy and the media helps to dispel the fear of nuclear power. Bill Mathew, Parkville, Vic