Is the Ziggy poll reliable - where are the comments to match the stats? (Comments closed)
Coober Pedy Regional Times
It seems a contradiction that Ziggy Switkowski, quoted in Adelaide Now.(14/11/08) says that “The broader community is not very supportive of nuclear power”, but the Adelaide Now’s own poll, on the same page, finds that 60% of respondents favour nuclear power!
How is that? Could it be that Ziggy is wrong, or it is a crummy poll? Surely Adelaide Now is not biased in favour of the government and mining industry as they salivate over the (hyped-up) prospects of uranium mining in this state?
What a pity that Adelaide Now reader comments are not matching the poll! – a very odd poll indeed, with no real reader backup. Even the flippant “yeah why not have a go” easy going pro-nukers haven’t suggested a solution to waste storage, cited by those who have thought it through, as a growing problem in other countries.
And – there’s something rather naive about Ziggy Switkowski, and Adelaide Now (14/11/08) in the story about “Lights going out” across Australia – unless Australia gets nuclear power.
Ziggy promotes nuclear power as a solution to global warming, and energy shortage, yet at the same time, he admits that “Australia’s nuclear future remained at least 15 years away”. Sounds a bit too late on both counts, doesn’t it?
Nuclear power is sounding even more dubious when we read of its astronomic and still escalating costs, the unavailablility of insurance, and complete lack of investor interest (except if there is massive tax-payer subsidy, and tax-payer liability)
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