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Great nuclear shift towards Asia predicted

Great nuclear shift towards Asia predicted

There’s going to be a “shift towards Asia” in the world’s nuclear power industry.

This despite the region’s previous nuclear powerhouse Japan scaling down its operations in the sector after its Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011.

In particular more power stations are being built in China according to Steve Kidd, Deputy Director General of the World Nuclear Association.

Giving a talk about the prospects for the energy source at the Nuclear New Build Conference in London, in the wake of the Japanese disaster, the nuclear expert said: “A considerable amount of growth is marching on in Asia, especially the Chinese. They have lots of reactors on the coast as well as in land, although the internal ones have been delayed post-Fukushima.”

He added there are lots of reactors planned to come online up to 2030 near Guangdong, a province on the South China Sea…

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