The Fukushima accident raised questions that must be addressed by developing countries considering nuclear energy.
Nuclear power is an attractive energy option in the developing world. Our Spotlight examines how the accident at Fukushima has affected plans for the technology, and what policymakers need to consider when weighing up nuclear against other sources of energy.
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Nuclear technology could transform Africa's energy security and help solve wider development challenges, Shaukat Abdulrazak, new chair of AFRA, tells SciDev.Net.
12 February 2013 | EN
Nuclear power is no magic solution, argues Pervez Hoodbhoy — it's not safe, or cheap, and it leads to weapons programmes.
Rising costs and re-evaluated risks make nuclear power a poor choice, even for developing nations that can afford it, says José Goldemberg.
Nuclear power can benefit developing countries but requires long-term planning and an educated workforce, says Michael J. Mangala.
17 March 2011