23 Oct, 23

Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Power Plans Face Public Opposition

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The authorities in Kazakhstan have for many years been toying with the idea of building a nuclear power plant, but they have lacked the nerve to take a decision in the face of strong public opposition. In September, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev opted to punt his way out of the predicament by announcing a referendum on the question. While Tokayev is evidently in favor of nuclear power, he is eager not to be seen as acting in defiance of broader sentiment. “On one hand, Kazakhstan, as the largest uranium producer in the world, should have…

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