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Egypt unveils nuclear power plan





wsco
from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5376860.stm

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Egypt unveils nuclear power plan

Egypt is to revive the civilian nuclear power programme it froze 20 years ago following the accident at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine.

Egypt's energy minister told the state-owned al-Ahram newspaper of plans to build a nuclear power station.

The plant will be constructed at El-Dabaa, on the Mediterranean coast, within the next 10 years.

Demand for electricity has been growing at an average rate of 7% a year and the country faces worsening shortages.

On Thursday, President Hosni Mubarak said Egypt needed to investigate new sources of energy, including the nuclear option.

Energy Minister Hassan Younes said that the project would create a fully functioning nuclear power plant within a decade.

The facility, a 1,000 megawatt nuclear power plant, is expected to cost an estimated US$1.5bn (1.17bn euros). The Cairo government says it will seek foreign investment for the project.

IAEA questions

Though it abandoned a serious nuclear energy programme two decades ago, Egypt maintains a small experimental nuclear reactor.

In February 2005 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) disclosed that it was investigating Egypt's nuclear activities.

It concluded that Egypt had conducted atomic research, but that the research did not aim to develop nuclear weapons and did not include uranium enrichment.

Egypt admitted to failing to disclose the full extent of its nuclear research activities to the UN's watchdog. Officials said the failure arose because of a misunderstanding over exactly what had to be disclosed.

NPT signatory

Egypt is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which allows countries to build nuclear power stations under international supervision.

It has long pressed for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

Israel is the only state in the region with a known nuclear arsenal, though it maintains a position of "ambiguity" on its nuclear weapons, insisting that it will not be the first state to introduce nuclear weapons to the region.

Iran is in dispute with the IAEA and the Security Council over its nuclear programme.

Tehran insists its programme is peaceful, but western states believe Iran secretly wants to develop either a nuclear bomb or the ability to make one. The Security Council is demanding that Tehran halt nuclear enrichment, a step Iran is refusing to comply with.



i don't understand why now thinking of nuclear power
and why usa & isreal approved this plan

do u think , there is any realation between this and iran plan
and the deafet of isreal at lebonan

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haak_heu
i dont think this has any link to israel and iran , egypt is slave of america and eu , he will do what ever there master says , but if he wants to start nuclear project for the electricity what is bad in it america and eu ??? why will they
disallow him, yes there are muslim extremists there and they are problem to america and some were in forces too , but on americas saying they have already washed them from forces .
palavra
haak_heu wrote:
i, egypt is slave of america and eu , he will do what ever there master says ,.


this is going to be "past "

something is going to change in egypt

like it does in central asia (turkic countries and turkey also)

and

india,pakistan

these places will be important centers for islam world.

wait and see!
suntzu3500
I don't see what the problem with them developing nuclear power is, as long as they keep plant security REALLY tight - and preferrably run by an international firm - due to the political climate probably an Italian, French, or German company.
hunterm
Unfortunately I think this is just a cover for the development of nuclear weapons.

The UN has been powerless to stop Iran and N. Korea developing nuclear weapons, and so nuclear proliferation begins...

If Iran and N korea can develop weapons with impunity... so other nations will begin and the UN is virtually powerless to stop them, the US too stretched.

Dangerous times!
ahamed
Well, although Egypt is the companion of US, but I don't think there is any link to IRAN with this issue. Every nation can use nuclear power to generate electricity and it's very much usefull. This is OK to use nuclear energy to produce electricity, but if it aims to enrichment of uranium, they it would be dangerous.. it will indicate that Egypt is trying to have nuclear weapon.
ibay
wsco wrote:

i don't understand why now thinking of nuclear power
and why usa & isreal approved this plan


Why do they need USA and Israel's "APPROVAL" to have nuclear power?
Under which rule this approval is required? other than US and Israel's own terror rule?

haak_heu wrote:

egypt is slave of america and eu


Either THEY are slaves or they are terrorists Mr. Green

Those who bend against USA and Israel's terror are called Slaves ( Egypt, Pakistan, Saudia etc. ) and those who stand against it ( Iran, N.Korea, Cuba,Venezuela etc. ) are Terrorists
fpsaddict
They are all just preparing for nuclear war.
5 years from now we will all probably be dead.
haak_heu
[quote="ibay"]
wsco wrote:



Either THEY are slaves or they are terrorists Mr. Green

Those who bend against USA and Israel's terror are called Slaves ( Egypt, Pakistan, Saudia etc. ) and those who stand against it ( Iran, N.Korea, Cuba,Venezuela etc. ) are Terrorists


very well said indeed very well and people here want that all the things should be approved by US and countries who own weapon of mass destruction and even they use it like america he used chemical weapon in vietnom russia also did it has been said that isael has resuntly used them in lebnon ...
so , he killer should decide that who should be killed and who should not be.
Soulfire
The difference appears to be that Egypt isn't trying to hide anything, like Iran is.
Exander
haak_heu and ibay:

Since when is having common interests synonomous with slavery? Only in the mind of people with perpetual inferiority complexes it is.

Quick, look, your anti-American bias is showing.
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