'There's no easy fix': Vice chancellor shoots down nuclear option

Matthew Kelly
Updated March 14 2024 - 11:28am, first published 5:00am
Alex Zelinsky
Alex Zelinsky

University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky says building a nuclear power station in the Hunter would take at least two decades and would not assist the region's clean energy transition.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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