posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 03:49 AM
No, we won't.
Australia has one nuclear reactor, Lucas Heights, for medical research. The debate over its replacement has been going on for more than five years. If
cities such as Melbourne declare themselves nuclear-free zones where will the RAN put its nuke boats?
Nuclear power and nuclear ships are things Australia will not buy into. The government that proposed it would find itself sitting on the opposite side
of the chamber come the next election.
General Dynamics were being mooted as a buy-in partner to the ASC (Australian Submarine Corp) at least two years ago as the US has no current
experience in building conventional subs and that was seen as a fast way to get some.