(OILPRICE) — When on 11 March 2011 a tsunami destroyed TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, many believed that the catastrophe, if not ending nuclear power generation worldwide, would at least induce an element of caution into governments seeking to advance nuclear power projects.
As the second anniversary of that dolorous event approaches, such has not proven to be the case. With the exception of Germany, which decided in the wake of Fukushima to mothball the nation’s 19 NPPs, many other nations have decided to go down the nuclear road, ensuring their nervous populations that nuclear power is in fact safe and environmentally friendly, as NPPs generate no greenhouse gases.
Among those pressing forward with NPP projects are India, Turkey and China.
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The latest to enter the fray is Vietnam.