25 Feb '12, 1am

New countries go nuclear despite Fukushima: UN official

New countries go nuclear despite Fukushima: UN official

A worker (right) wearing a protective suit and mask works on top of the destroyed no.4 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture. At least five countries will start work on their first nuclear reactors this year despite the jolt to international confidence caused by the Fukushima disaster, a top UN nuclear official said on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - At least five countries will start work on their first nuclear reactors this year despite the jolt to international confidence caused by the Fukushima disaster, a top UN nuclear official said on Friday. 'We expect that this year Vietnam, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Belarus will start building their first nuclear power plants,' Mr Kwaku Aning, deputy director general of the International Atomic En...

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