SOUTH AFRICAN POWER UTILITY DEFENDS NUCLEAR SITE LICENCE APPLICATION

South Africa's State-owned power utility Eskom says it has complied with the set regulations in its application to set up nuclear power plants in Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces.

"Eskom has complied with the process of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) in its application for the Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) in Thyspunt (Eastern Cape) and Duynesfontein (Western Cape). Eskom takes exception to OUTA's misinformed campaign that alleges Eskom is trying to rush through the process," the power utility said in a statement.

Last week, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson reiterated that South Africa is pursuing a diversified energy mix that includes both independent power producers and the nuclear power plants building programme.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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