from ABC OnlineThe Western Australian Premier, Alan Carpenter, says if Australia turns to nuclear energy at least one nuclear power station will be built in the state.
A Federal Government review of uranium mining has found nuclear power could be a cost effective energy option and Australia could start producing nuclear power within 10 to 15 years.
Mr Carpenter has told Parliament it is clear the Prime Minister wants to see a nuclear industry.
"Where would the nuclear power stations be - and I think they're advocating that there could be some 15 to 20 nuclear power stations - I would believe that given the Federal Government's predilection, at least one of them would be earmarked for Western Australia," Mr Carpenter said.
"I don't believe that we can trust John Howard to respect, or his Government to respect, the wishes of the West Australian people."
He does not accept the Commonwealth's arguments for nuclear power.
"Nuclear energy is not the answer by the way to climate change, we do need to address climate change, but we do not need to place our working people, our children or our environment at risk with a nuclear industry."
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