Letter to the editor: Nuclear power stations can’t be built under existing law in any Australian state or territory. They are a more expensive source of power than renewable energy such as solar or wind. They present significant challenges in terms of the storage and transport of nuclear waste. Nuclear power stations also present significant health and environmental risks (Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island). They are expensive, around $40B, and take a decade to build. By comparison, wind and solar farms take just one to three years. Nuclear power stations also require massive quantities of water to operate and are inappropriate for a dry continent like Australia. These are the facts but I’m sure the nuclear industry will continue to lobby for this ridiculous solution to our energy needs.