Labor candidate for the seat of Ballina, Asren Pugh, made the call in the wake of the recent attendance at a US nuclear industry conference by NSW Nationals leader and Deputy Premier, John Barilaro.
But Mr Barilaros spokesman told Echonetdaily there were absolutely no plans for such plants on the north coast nor nuclear energy anywhere in NSW.
However, the spokesman said Mr Barilaros views are not representative of the partys position or the NSW governments.
Nuclear energy is banned under federal law, the spokesman said.
On Tuesday during a radio interview, Mr Barilaro said that premier Berejiklian was open minded to nuclear power in NSW.
But the deputy premiers spokesman said the Nationals did not support the idea of nuclear power in NSW, and that Mr Barilaro was expressing his personal views, in the interests of sparking a conversation about the prospects and environmental benefits of nuclear energy.
Mr Pugh said Mr Barilaro not only participated in the US conference but was a key speaker, billed as one of the Biggest Names in Nuclear.
He said that since returning to Australia from the International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summi, in Atlanta, Mr Barilaro has been spruiking nuclear power right across NSW, claiming that it could be a reality within 10 years.
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