South Australian Premier and Opposition leader enthuse about nuclear military submarines, and nuclear power, except for the costs.

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Premier Peter Malinauskas says SA submarines will help ‘bust myths’ over nuclear power.

Adelaide-based submarine construction will bust “ill-founded” ideological myths about atomic safety – according to the Premier – as he opens the door to nuclear power.

Paul StarickEditor At Large, The Advertiser, December 4, 2022

Premier Peter Malinauskas has opened the door to nuclear power, arguing Adelaide-based submarine construction will bust “ill-founded” ideological myths about atomic safety.

In an exclusive interview with The Advertiser, Mr Malinauskas said building at least eightnuclear-powered submarines under the AUKUS pactwould demonstrate safety concerns were based on decades-old sentiment.

Mr Malinauskas argued people dedicated to decarbonising the electricity grid to tackle global warming should be open-minded about nuclear power, but cost was a prohibitive barrier to Australia embracing the technology at this stage.

Declaring UnitedStates and United Kingdom partners had a military nuclear safety record spanning decades…

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