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nuclear power: Latest News
Kevin Mwanza, 4:52 am
South Africa has signed a $10bn nuclear power cooperation agreement with Russia for the construction of up to 9.6GW of nuclear facilities based on Russian technology. The agreement for large scale nuclear power plant (NPP) development was signed during the International Atomic Energy Agency General (IAEAG) Conference in Vienna between Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation director general Sergey Kirienko and South Africa’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
D.A. Barber, 2:21 am AFKI Original
South Africa, which relies on coal for more than 85 percent of its electricity, wants to wean itself off fossil fuels by using more nuclear power. Kenya, Nigeria, and other sub-Saharan countries have similar aspirations and are not far behind. It’s a gutsy move for South Africa. Nuclear power plant construction has stagnated worldwide.
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