Use of nuclear power growing

More countries are turning to nuclear power as a clean source of energy, according to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Presenting his report to the agency’s Board of Governors in Vienna, IAEA Director-General, Yukiya Amano, said that access to nuclear power should not be limited to developed countries.

It should also be available to interested developing countries to help them meet their growing energy needs, he added.

Mr. Amano said that 2010 was another promising year in nuclear power expansion.

There were 66 reactors under construction around the world at the end of the year. This is further evidence that nuclear power is enjoying growing international acceptance as a stable and clean source of energy that can help to mitigate the impact of climate change. This expansion will clear lead to significant additional demands for the agency’s services in all related areas in the coming decades.”

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