China, Russia stand by nuclear power despite Europe’s backtracking

By Ariel Zirulnick
China, Russia and the US are still solidly behind nuclear power, but European officials are asking if they can meet their energy needs without fission.

Strangely, Russia and Belarus publicly finalized a deal Tuesday to build a Russian-designed nuclear plant in Belarus that would become operational in 2016. Making the decision even more surprising is the fact that Belarus suffered more than any other former Soviet satellite after the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986 and some of its territory is still marked as off-limits radioactive zones.


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