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Vietnam postpones construction of Russian -funded nuclear plant

Russian-BearVietnam delays first nuclear power plant until 2020 Thanh Nien NewsNINH THUAN – Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Vietnam will delay the construction of its first nuclear power plant until 2020 to further assess the project’s environmental effects, an official has said.

Hoang Anh Tuan, chief of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Nuclear Atomic Energy Department, made the announcement during a conference last week, news website VnExpress reported.
He said relevant agencies were still assessing the environmental effects of the Ninh Thuan 1 Nuclear Power Plant, with the help of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Vietnam originally planned to start working on the plant in 2014 with technical assistance from Russia’s state nuclear firm Rosatom. The country also picked a Japanese consortium to develop a second nuclear power plant, also in the province.

The estimated cost of the project is US$8-10 billion, with funding set to come from Russia…….http://www.thanhniennews.com/tech/vietnam-delays-first-nuclear-power-plant-until-2020-55653.html

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December 9, 2015 - Posted by | politics, Vietnam

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