MP wants nuclear subs

In an opinion piece, Dr Jensen told|au that Australia should look to obtain Virginia-class nuclear-attack submarines because they did not need to refuel and were faster than current diesel or electric-powered subs.

He also raised the idea of US subs being based in WA for maintenance purposes.

But Greens spokesman on nuclear policy Scott Ludlam described Dr Jensen as having a ‘nuclear obsession’ that could turn Cockburn Sound into an unsafe, high-traffic service station for nuclear vessels.