Southeast Asia's Looming Nuclear Power Industry

Gunn, Geoffrey
February 2008
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;2/11/2008, Issue 6, p4
The article reports that the spike in petroleum prices topping out at $100 a barrel has prompted East and Southeast Asian nations to promote civilian nuclear power, alongside renewable and alternative energy sources. They also sought to ensure that plutonium did not fall into the wrong hands through the creation of a regional nuclear safety regime. East and Southeast Asia is the only region of the globe where nuclear power generation is presently growing significantly. Japan, which generates 29 percent of its power from nuclear energy, has two plants under construction with 10 more planned.


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