MikeB4: I would say NZ is one of the least suitable locations for nuclear power plants. Given that there are other suitable lower risk solutions I don't believe the risks are worth it.
As well as the risk to life a nuclear accident would wreck our biggest sources of income, being agriculture and tourism.
For the umpteenth time no one suggested lets build one here, for reasons that are obvious. My point was todays nuclear is not Chernobyl so its the option the EARTH needs. I guess nuclear cannot go to Japan which is worse than NZ, or Europe as thats next to the war hotspots and so on
At least here we can build a few more hydros, get some new lakes going on, but that not where the problem exists. Agriculture that needs to stop, apparently. Tourism is a waste of carbon
There is little will here. Or anywhere else. And no solutions. The future is set