Nuclear Parliament

State should use extreme caution in nuclear decision

Business Day Live 25 April 2013.

A DAY after telling us that the government says it is hurrying up to sign contracts for new nuclear power stations, Business Day astonished us all by reporting that the National Planning Commission, which is also part of the government, believes a rushed decision would be extremely unwise at this stage.

In an earlier briefing to Parliament, Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane told MPs that the nuclear build programme was not negotiable. She also said that the NPC was in favour of the decision and its immediate implementation…

(Contributor’s note: An excellent note! I hope Minister Peters and DG Magubane read it!)


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