Monday, August 27, 2007

Guinea seeking nuclear power

But of course. Would monsieur prefer an ABWR or perhaps a nice pebble bed with an option on a nuclear thermal rocket should you desire a speedy departure?

From IOL (Zaire):
Conakry - Guinea will start talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency on a nuclear energy programme after the discovery of uranium this month, becoming the latest African state seeking a nuclear solution to power shortages.

The poor West African nation announced at the start of August that Australian miner Murchison United had discovered commercially viable deposits of uranium at a jungle site at Firawa, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) east of the capital.

"To favour research and development in the area of alternative energy ... the government authorises the foreign affairs ministry ... to start talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency," government spokesperson Justin Morel Junior told state television late on Wednesday.