Jervis Bay Nuclear reactor site ruled out for the Illawarra

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Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton on his visit to the Illawarra has officially ruled out Murray’s Beach in Jervis Bay as a possible nuclear reactor location.

Dutton has said the Coalition if they win the next federal election, will introduce nuclear energy.

Dutton is expected to announce his nuclear energy policy, including multiple proposed sites for nuclear reactors, a day after Mr Dutton said Jervis Bay was not going to be on the list.

The Coalition in the next election with make a proposal to build seven nuclear power plants across Australia by the year 2050.

Peter Dutton has said Jervis Bay is off the cards as a possible location for nuclear power. Image courtesy of NewsWire – Nikki Short

In a press conference in Sydney Dutton said:

“This is a plan for our country which will underpin a century of economic growth and jobs for these communities,”

This is in a bold promise designed to deliver cheaper, zero-emissions and reliable power supply.

In Labors announcement of the off-shore wind zone, the project will create an estimated 1740 jobs during construction, and 870 ongoing jobs in the region.

There has been fierce community set-back and consultation, to the off shore wind zone.

Dutton said he has rejected plans for the Illawarra offshore wind zone announced by Energy Minister Chris Bowen since its announcement late last week.

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