29 May '16, 10pm

Cambodia and Thailand edging closer to nuclear power - The Straits Times

Step by step, Cambodia and Thailand are edging towards nuclear power generation as the region hunts for vast, stable power sources to fuel rapid development and improve the livelihoods of growing populations. Cambodia and Russia recently signed two deals to set up a nuclear energy information centre and a joint working group on peaceful uses of atomic energy. Neighbouring Thailand's appointed legislature has passed a Bill that strengthens the regulatory framework for the use of radioactive material. Although neither government has announced immediate plans to build nuclear power plants, experts say these developments lay the groundwork for such projects in the future if the two nations choose to proceed. The public needs to be educated and consulted in nuclear energy projects if they are to succeed, said Dr Olli Heinonen, a senior fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Cent...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/cambodia-and-thailand-ed...

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