Jessup | Brisbane Times – Bob Hawke calls for Australia to take nuclear waste
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Brisbane Times – Bob Hawke calls for Australia to take nuclear waste

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke stirred controversy at Woodford Folk Festival by suggesting to a packed audience that Australia should host foreign nuclear waste.

He said that the greatest current threat to the world was climate change.

“There’s an incoming president of the United States, a bloke called Trump, who says it doesn’t exist but to me that’s good prima facie evidence of the fact that it does,” he said.

He argued that the existence of nuclear power was necessary to combat climate change, despite some disagreement from the audience.

“You have to compare, what is worse for your kids and their kids? That there may be in the generation of power by nuclear means some accidents, or on the other hand that we see the destruction of the planet as we know it.”

Further credit on Sydney Morning Herald

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