Preliminary nuclear study will go ahead [News]

July 18, 2011 by  
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By The Straits Times

12 Apr 2011 – No stone will be left unturned and critical issues will be studied assiduously before the Government makes any decision on nuclear energy for Singapore.

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran yesterday took pains to assure Singaporeans after MPs, such as Mr Low Thia Khiang (Hougang) and Mr Michael Palmer (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC), asked about the Government’s pre-feasibility study on nuclear energy and wanted to know if it would be shelved in the light of the nuclear plant crisis in Japan.

He said the study – a preliminary step to better understand nuclear energy – will go on and, even on its completion, Singapore will be a long way from making any decision on nuclear energy.

He added that ‘what happened in Fukushima makes it all the more important that we conduct such a study, and build our knowledge and understanding of nuclear energy’.

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Source: The Straits Times

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