Eye on nuclear energy: Does Africa have capacity to handle risky reactors?
Saturday November 24 2012
Boosted by the abundance of uranium and a rising energy deficit, a number of African countries are keen on tapping into nuclear power. Photo/Graphic/TEA Nation Media Group
As Africa’s population rises, a number of countries are eyeing nuclear power to meet their increased need for energy; however, questions abound on whether the continent has the capacity to handle risky reactors.
By last year, at least 10 African countries had expressed interest in becoming the continent’s next nuclear powers.