By Roman Goncharenko
Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster, Eastern Europe is still clinging to nuclear power. The anti-nuclear movement is essentially non-existent, but experts say ‘green’ energy is still a viable alternative. Belarus and Ukraine see nuclear power as the way forward. Ukraine has four nuclear plants and there are plans for a Russian firm to build two more reactors at one of them.
The Russian energy firm Rosatom is to begin construction of the first nuclear plant in Belarus in the autumn. Belarusian officials signed the contract on March 15, just days after the nuclear disaster in Japan.
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