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Russia To Build Africa’s 2nd Nuclear Power Plant In Nigeria Over Uranium Mining Success

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Sept 8, 2013 – Russia To Build Africa’s 2nd Nuclear Power Plant In Nigeria As Naija Becomes Largest Producer of Uranium

Russia To Build Africa’s 2nd Nuclear Power Plant In Nigeria Over Uranium Mining Success

After a few years on the African continent, Nigeria is likely to appear a second nuclear power station (the first was built in South Africa). Construction of nuclear power plant could take Russia.

Already announced for the undertaking of the intergovernmental agreement, which provides for cooperation in the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of the first nuclear power plant in Nigeria. This was reported by the corporation “Rosatom”.

After the accident at the nuclear power plant “Fukushima” some countries have decided on the gradual closure of nuclear power plants. Overall, however, the world is not going to give up the peaceful atom. In Africa, nuclear generation is virtually absent, except for nuclear power plants “Koeberg” in the south of the continent, and the interest in it is growing, the director of the communications department of the state corporation “Rosatom” Sergey Novikov:

“The concern is that nuclear power in the world will evolve. As an environmentally friendly source of energy available to the new EU energy-hungry.

This is also a technology platform for the development of new technologies, including new energy sources in the future. Therefore demand for domestic nuclear power occurs in different regions: Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Including the African continent. And wherever there is a demand for this, Russian media as one of the top three technologies at the global nuclear energy market is ready for mutually beneficial conditions to participate in the creation of a national nuclear power program. ”

According to the World Nuclear Association, an interest in the development of peaceful nuclear energy in Africa exhibit Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia. However, for these countries to talk about concrete steps to translate the ideas of peaceful nuclear energy is too early. But in the case of Nigeria, made the first steps, said Sergei Novikov:

“Since Nigeria signed an intergovernmental agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Now experts have completed work on a new draft of the intergovernmental document on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Nigeria. At the level of delegations agreed text of the document, and now Rosatom, and our counterparts in Nigeria transmit these documents to the governments of the two countries that there were procedures for the approval and adoption, and the document would be ready for signing. ”

Of course, an intergovernmental agreement – it’s not a contract, prior to the commencement of construction. But experts believe that the work on it is within the scope of Rosatom, which seeks to create a broad framework for international cooperation in the field of nuclear power generation. In addition, cooperation with Nigeria is interesting from another point of view, the Chief Editor of the atomic portal Pavel Yakovlev:

“Nigeria is one of the largest producers of uranium. Around seven per cent of the total uranium is concentrated in Nigeria. Therefore, interest in this country is not accidental. Until recently, there was a major player in France, and the French mining companies were active there.”

On the issue of security, then, according to Sergei Novikov, any project of building the first new nuclear power plant in the country accompanied by regulation and supervision of the IAEA. All of these technologies are perfected. And there does not need to invent anything in terms of physical protection of nuclear facilities.

[Source : Radio “Voice of Russia”]

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  1. iron bar

    September 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    beware of putin and his communism..very controversial figure embedded in secrecy

  2. Josey Manon

    September 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    i pity innocent citizen of this country.
    Do u know what other lawless leaders are using nuclear weapons to do?
    May u not experience such naijerians

  3. Olaitan Ednut

    September 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    this is very unnecessary I don’t support it at all.
    If wicked leaders like IBB & others get to power, they will use this as a weapon of mass destruction to kill innocent Nigerians. BEWARE PEOPLE I SEE DANGER AHEAD

  4. red

    September 9, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    This is called for,seriously do we have need for this? They should be looking for a way to put an end to book harem& kidnappers,provide work for our youth and lots of other things we need.Nigeria is so ducking sick that’s. why even kids are trying to run away to a better future. F**k all those mentally deranged so called leaders,you will definitely lead yourself to destructure.

  5. gabriel lewis

    September 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    This is nice,it will facilitate the economy and provide employement too for our youths and bringing investors to naija. Most people don’t knw the importance untill its finished. Nice one GEJ

  6. Elvis

    September 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Nigeria should not go the way of Deadly energy generator the world is shotting down the system but Nigeria is taking to a rejected way?

  7. Elvis

    September 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Nuclear generation is very bad as it pollutes the environs. Niger do not please please. otherwise our children children and even us will pay dearly for the mistakes health wise…

  8. T

    September 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    It easy to do anything in Nigeria, but to maintain it is always be the problem. nuclear power is very dangerous for our community . This nuclear something is not something they can abandon it after its done or else it’s going to be we bomb ourself without no one fighting us.

  9. daniel

    September 10, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    this we lead us to destruction

  10. Chi

    September 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Y nigeria?

  11. Fern Henley

    March 6, 2019 at 2:22 AM

    Our friend, the atom, is powerful. Yes, one time we thought fire was too powerful to be a good friend. Long ago we decided to learn how to safely use our fire; now we have a good friend. So it is with the atom of nuclear energy; we must learn how to be safe always with this powerful blessing for abundant living. Always for the benefit of all citizens this resource will give energy to build TRANSAQUA and more. We must have healthy food, secure shelter and education for young and old.

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