Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nuclear demand to rise despite Fukushima said IAEA chief

Demand for nuclear power will continue to grow in the world despite Japan's Fukushima crisis, according to the head of the UN's atomic watchdog. Yukiya Amano spoke after meeting Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan who wants his country to wean itself off nuclear power. Amano acknowledged that, post-Fukushima, demands for nuclear energy may not soar but they would gradually increase, he said, adding that the IAEA must be committed to ensuring safety.

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