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IAEA says a dozen countries to be equipped with nuclear power

November 29, 2023 - A dozen countries are expected to start producing electricity from nuclear power sources within the next few years, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi has said.

According to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) calculations, it is necessary to double the number of nuclear reactors in the world – currently at more than 400 units – to achieve the objectives of the Paris climate agreement, Grossi said on Tuesday at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris.

“We already have 10 countries which have entered the decision phase (to build nuclear power plants) and 17 others which are in the evaluation process,” he said.

“There will be a dozen or 13 (new) nuclear countries within a few years,” he added.

Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Namibia, the Philippines, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were cited by Grossi as potential new nuclear countries, according to Reuters.

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PUBLISHED: 29/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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