Bob Katter has supported the call for nuclear power in North Queensland.
Last week a group of North Queensland businessmen including property developer John Honeycombe and the Cox brothers landholders called on Canberra to include nuclear power in Australia's energy mix.
They called nuclear power a "no brainer" that would reduce power prices and said Australia was lagging behind Europe due to "scaremongering".
Mr Katter agreed saying the danger to humans was low and suggested North West Queensland was the ideal place for a reactor
"(The area around) Doomadgee, Burketown and Gregory is a very unpopulated area. So the danger to human beings from a nuclear breeder reactor is low - and that's in the unlikely situation it ever leaves the power station," Mr Katter said.
"We've got the uranium deposits right there."
Mr Katter said there was an even stronger case for nuclear power in desert and arid regions.
"Nuclear is the cleanest form of energy with zero emissions," he said.
"The output is huge with power stations able to produce 2 to 4 thousand megawatts. North Queensland only uses 900 megawatts of power. The power is reasonably cheap when you consider that it can be built with such massive output."
Mr Katter said it was "childish" to shut down debate on nuclear power when Australia has 30 percent of the world's uranium deposits.
"While the KAP aren't advocating for nuclear power at present, it must be looked at as a serious possibility," he said.
"Nuclear shouldn't be easily dismissed but there are dangers. The cavalier attitude towards mining uranium at Ben Lomond, 50 kilometres west of Townsville, forced me to stop operations there in the 1980s."
Though a bipartisan committee report in December recommended considering it, neither major party supports nuclear power in Australia.
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