Fukushima Has Turned Aussies Off Nuclear

From Sky News

Australians are less likely to accept nuclear energy now than in 2006 because of the Fukushima disaster, physicist Ziggy Switkowski says.

Dr Switkowski, who in 2006 chaired a commonwealth government inquiry that recommended Australia start using nuclear energy, said on Sunday that Australians were now less likely than they were then to accept nuclear energy due to problems at reactors.

Referring to Japan’s March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, Dr Switkowski said the momentum in favour of nuclear power had been steadily building but had been set back several years.

Dr Switkowski said the leaders in nuclear technology had also changed since the inquiry issued its recommendations.

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