WA bans nuclear power


"This could mean action by the Commonwealth Government to impose nuclear power in WA."

Mr Logan said the new legislation would prohibit the construction or operation of a nuclear facility in WA.

It would also prohibit the transportation of certain material to a nuclear facility site, and prohibit connecting nuclear generation works to an electricity transmission or distribution system.

Companies or individuals who attempt to build or operate a nuclear power plant in WA would face fines of $500,000, he said.

The new laws will include a referendum trigger if the Commonwealth tries to override the new state laws.

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