Thursday, May 30, 2024

Murrumbidgee surveys community on nuclear power future

Murrumbidgee residents are being asked to voice their opinion on a proposal to establish a nuclear power generator in the local government area.

Community members are being invited to participate in an online survey “aimed at understanding their appetite for nuclear power” said Council General Manager, John Scarce.

He said the Council is seeking to understand public sentiment regarding the possible integration of nuclear power into the local energy landscape.

The concept would be contingent upon dismantling existing renewable energy infrastructure, including solar and wind farms, at the end of their operational life.

“The land would then be reclaimed for agricultural purposes, aligning with sustainability and resource optimisation goals,” said Mr Scarce.

The survey is designed as a precursor to gathering more information on the idea, with a view to undertaking a more formal poll in the future, he said.

“Our community’s energy future is a shared responsibility, and it’s crucial that we consider a diverse range of options to meet our needs sustainably.”

“By launching this survey, we are empowering Murrumbidgee residents to contribute their voices to the discussion on energy generation. We recognise the importance of transparency and inclusivity in decision-making processes, and we look forward to hearing from community members.”

The survey can be accessed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7S866X8 and will be open until 5pm on 22 May 2024.

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