29 Oct '11, 5pm

Devastating Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Fails to Shake Ankara's Nuclear Plans

Devastating Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Fails to Shake Ankara's Nuclear Plans

The earthquake in Van left investors in Korea worried that Turkey would call off its plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Black Sea province of Sinop, a project for which Korean firms hoped to win the construction bid, news agency dongA reported Tuesday. "The nuclear plant deal with Turkey has become very tough," it quoted an anonymous source from the Korean nuclear-power industry as saying, and added, without attribution, that the industry "expects the project to be scrapped in the wake of Sunday's powerful earthquake." Reactor Planned For Seismically Active Area Though the Sinop area is not known to be earthquake-prone, the location for Turkey's other planned reactor, the Mediterranean town of Akkuyu, is very seismically active. Despite the risk, Turkey remained firm in its nuclear ambitions after the Fukushima meltdown in Japan, with its Prime Minister Recep Tayy...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/devastating-earth...

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