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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 83

Mr Jacobi asked the Minister for National Development, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to the recent publication "Ecological Factors in ;he Siting, Design and Operations of a Nuclear Power Station' by Dr Davy, M. S. Giles and E. Charash.

(2)   Does this publication contain am. data of Australian origin.

(3)   If not. will he inform the Hou

Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable members question is as follows:

(1)   Yes. 1 made the paper available lo members of this House on i 2 th June last year.

(2)   The paper presents a general discussion of the current approach lo ecological considerations for the siting of nuclear power stations and does not contain da in relating specifically .to. the proposed site at Jervis Bay.

(3)   As I have stated in the House on several occasions, when a final choice of the reactor for the Jervis Bay project has been made I will make a full statement to the House. The statement amongst other things will traverse the possible effects of the reactor on the ecology of the Jervis Bay area. In addition 1 should mention that the Australian Atomic Energy Commission intends to hold a public symposium in Sydney towalds the end of the financial year. The Commission will contribute papers lo the symposium on a number of aspects of the Jervis Bay project including those relating to the possible effect of the pow,er station on the ecology of the area.

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