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Nuclear power industry won’t drive tourists away: Bailey

Posted by Pat Kershaw on November 24, 2006

coolingtowers221106.jpgAn interesting statistic. And how many accidents? How many injuries? how much environmental pollution? It is time Australians realized that this is the way forward. We can still sell coal if we must, but eventually we need to think of future generations, and not the next election!

From ABC News online, Federal Tourism Minister Fran Bailey:

“France is a country that’s 14 times smaller than Australia, it has 59 nuclear generators and yet … it’s the most visited country in the world, attracting more than 76 million tourists a year,” she said.“It’s able to do this, of course, with nuclear energy.”

Ms Bailey argues that climate change is more likely to damage the health of tourism icons like the Great Barrier Reef.

“The reason why I’ve put forward this suggestion for people to look at what very successful tourist countries that rely so heavily on their tourist industry are doing, is to try and get some balance in the debate and look at all aspects of the debate,” she said.
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