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Blue Mountains Mayor condemns proposed nuclear power station at Lithgow

By Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 20 Jun 2024
On Tuesday night I will take a Mayoral Matter of Urgency to the floor of Blue Mountains Council initiating a “Mayoral Community Campaign Against the Reactor” to prevent the development of a nuclear power plant next door to the Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

The opposition has announced they will go to the next election promising to build seven nuclear power stations, including one next door to the Blue Mountains in Lithgow.

They have claimed the first sites can be operational between 2035 and 2037, several years earlier than the timeframe the CSIRO and other experts believe is feasible.

One such site is Mount Piper, near Lithgow, which is next door to the Blue Mountains Local Government Area.

This raises many questions including:

  • Will the highway be used to transfer material?
  • What are the environmental safeguards?
  • What measures are put in place to store and transfer radioactive waste?

Blue Mountains is a nuclear free zone and has been for decades. This assignation was renewed during my time as Mayor. It is a clear statement that the Blue Mountains community does not want nuclear power stations in the region.

 
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