Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans


This 2012 video from Japan is called Photographing the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Vietnam: Nuclear plants won’t be built

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

A VIETNAMESE government decision to scrap plans to build two nuclear power plants received the backing of the National Assembly yesterday.

Hanoi said that cheaper renewable energy was available and investment should be made in more urgent infrastructure needs.

The assembly had approved plans in 2009 to build two nuclear power plants.

Construction was initially scheduled to start in 2014 but was delayed several times.

Building contracts had been awarded to Russian and Japanese companies.

The two plants would have contributed about 5.7 per cent of Vietnam’s power output when completed in 2030, but that could be offset by other sources of energy, it added.

State media has reported that the plants were not economically viable because of the availability of cheaper sources of power … and a doubling of the plant costs.

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