Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board begins evaluation of nuclear sites

The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is currently conducting a screening exercise for potential sites identified for the development of nuclear power plants in the East African country.

According to the Daily Nation, Lake Victoria, Lake Turkana and the Indian Ocean have been earmarked as potential sites due to their sustainable water sources.

The CEO Collins Juma underlined that the scope of work for the consultancy will also include spelling out of a comprehensive description of all activities to be undertaken during site characterisation.

The best candidate sites will then be subjected to a weighted analysis and the best two will be designated as ‘proposed site’ and ‘alternate site’.

According to media, Juma assured Kenyans of the reliability and safety of nuclear electricity, adding that Russia, China and South Korea will assist to begin construction of Kenya’s first nuclear power plant by 2024.

Source: ESI Africa



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