Nuclear site not happening in Anglesea: Tehan

May 24, 2024 8:39 am in by
Federal Wannon MP Dan Tehan (FACEBOOK).

A federal Liberal MP could be at odds with his leader over possible a possible nuclear reactor site at Anglesea.

The Surf Coast town is one site in Victoria reportedly being touted, with the other in the Latrobe Valley.

Both towns have had former coal-fired power stations.

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Opposition leader Peter Dutton said he was confident the party would be able to find suitable locations.

“When you have a look at the communities where there is a high energy IQ, that is where they’ve got a coal-fired power station now, people are in favour,” he told Channel Nine.

“They understand the technology, they understand that it’s zero emissions, that it is latest generation.

“It’s the same technology that government signed up to for the nuclear submarines.”

However, Liberal member for Wannon Dan Tehan has taken to social media, saying reports identifying Anglesea as a potential site were wrong.

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He said Anglesea was ruled out because there was no transmission infrastructure, when the power station closed down almost 10 years ago.

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan this week declared there would be no nuclear power in the state.

That stance has been supported by federal Labor member for Corangamite Libby Coker, who said locals did not want nuclear in their town.