Shelving of potential nuclear bonanza disappointing

October 18, 2017

Australian Conservatives SA MLC Dennis Hood has been the sole voice supporting a potential nuclear fuel cycle future for South Australia, filing a minority report in state parliament.

Online SA publication InDaily reports that a parliamentary inquiry into the merits of SA entering the Nuclear Fuel Cycle made a solitary and near-unanimous recommendation, "that the South Australian Government should not commit any further public funds to pursuing the proposal to establish a repository for the storage of nuclear waste in SA.”

InDaily also reports that Mr Hood said "walking away from such an enormous opportunity without fully exploring all the options is unjustifiable".

"Even conservative estimates suggest an income in the order of $5 billion a year for SA, which has the potential to completely transform our economy, infrastructure and society," he said.

"The Australian Conservatives are bitterly disappointed neither the Government nor the Opposition have the determination to at least commit to further exploring the opportunity.""

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