Nuclear energy in Africa - with Lassina Zerbo
What is the current position with nuclear energy in the continent of Africa and what are the prospects for the future? Lassina Zerbo is the former head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and current chairman of the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board - he joins us to discuss the situation at the moment and look ahead to the future.
He talks about the history and considers why there is only one country in the continent with an operating nuclear power plant, and how changes in public opinion and nuclear technology are helping to drive a wide range of planned developments. Director of World Nuclear Association's Harmony programme, King Lee, also outlines some of the many initiatives taking place which could transform the nuclear energy picture in Africa in the years to come.
June has been another busy month for World Nuclear News and Warwick Pipe reports on developments with China's molten salt reactor, while Claire Maden sets out the USA's efforts to tackle the issue of HALEU fuel supplies for the next generation of nuclear reactors.
Key links to find out more:
World Nuclear News
Emerging Nuclear Energy Countries
Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA
Viewpoint: Nuclear energy is critical to Africa's agenda for sustainable development
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Episode credit: Presenter Alex Hunt. Co-produced and mixed by Pixelkisser Production