Monday, 28 June 2010

IAEA to help Egypt build new atomic energy sites

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Yukiya Amano has said that the IAEA is ready to help Egypt to build new atomic energy sites.

Amano said the Egyptian government had almost finished working out the details of the re-launch of its atomic energy programme, and that the IAEA had offered to dispatch a team of experts to Egypt.

Egypt 's civilian nuclear power programme began with support from the Soviet Union in 1961 but was halted after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

It intends to construct four new atomic plants with oversight from the Vienna-based IAEA.

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