IAEA Sees Strong Interest in Nuclear Power Despite Fukushima

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"Almost 30 countries are considering or planning to introduce nuclear energy as interest remains strong despite last year's Fukushima accident, the United Nations' atomic agency said."

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Reuters, Fredrik Dahl

Almost 30 countries are considering or planning to introduce nuclear energy as interest remains strong despite last year's Fukushima accident, the United Nations' atomic agency said.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in a report posted on its website on Thursday, said the reactor meltdowns in Japan were expected to slow the growth of nuclear power in the world, but not reverse it.

"Among countries introducing nuclear power, interest remains high," the report said.

"While the Fukushima Daiichi accident caused some countries to change their positions and some to take a 'wait and see' approach, interest continued among countries considering or planning for nuclear power introduction," it said.

The Vienna-based U.N. agency forecast that global nuclear power capacity would grow by 35 to 100% by 2030, with the biggest increase in the Far East—a prediction in line with figures it published previously. . .View Full Article

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