Kazakhstan still plans construction of nuclear power plant.

By bne IntelliNews March 17, 2011
Kazakhstan still plans to build a nuclear power plant despite the recent crisis at Japanese nuclear power plants, Duisenbai Turganov, deputy minister of industry and new technologies has stated. He added that Kazakhstan has the necessary conditions to construct such a facility as it is the world's largest uranium miner. However, Turganov noted that more attention should be paid to safety issues. According to the deputy minister, it is also likely that the country's nuclear power development plan will be revised. To remind you, the Kazakh government approved a project to build a power plant in 2006. The facility is planned to be construct in Atyrau, which used to host a nuclear power plant during the Soviet era. In July Kazakhstan signed an agreement with Russia under which the latter is expected to assist in the project.

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