Nuclear power demystified

February 6th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize


The Nuclear Africa 2014 Congress, to be held from 18 to 20 March 2014 in Midrand, brings a cross-section of nuclear power players together to strengthen technological and economic discussion concerning the construction of the new nuclear power plants for South Africa. The Congress consists of a two-day conference, an exhibition, and a separate networking day at a different venue. Considerable progress has been made towards the initiation of the 9600 MW nuclear build programme. A spectrum of companies must become involved in the construction and fabrication of nuclear assemblies and components. These companies need to be able to view a future with enough production volume to make it worth their while to invest in the production infrastructure required to produce goods to nuclear standards. Another aspect covered by the Congress is the demystification of nuclear power. Nuclear power has always suffered from public misunderstanding. Nuclear science is complex, so it is important that the public is exposed to an accurate portrayal of what is going on with nuclear power development in South Africa.

Contact Dr. Kelvin Kemm, Nuclear Africa, Tel 012 807-3920,

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