Nuclear power stations contain large amounts of extremely toxic material.
The Federal Government has backed calls for 25 nuclear power stations in Australia, which will create 45,000 tonnes of long-lived radioactive waste over 60 years, including plutonium - the most dangerous man-made substance.
Yet, after 50 years, the nuclear power industry still has no proven method to safely dispose of highly toxic radioactive waste anywhere in the world.
Safe, clean, cheaper solutions to climate change are available now!
◊ Renewable energy: large-scale solar, wind and geothermal energy already exist.
◊ Energy efficient buildings and appliances already exist.
Renewable energy backed up by gas can provide baseload power in Australia, as it does overseas. The Federal Government needs to act now to remove the barriers to large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency in Australia.