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Old July 9th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #1
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Nigeria seeks IAEA help for nuclear power plants

Nigeria has asked the world's nuclear watchdog for help in building two atomic power plants to supply electricity to the energy-starved oil exporting nation.

2005-02-14 18:10

Nigerian Science and Technology Minister Turner Isoun made the request during a four-day visit of the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the West African nation. "We would like to seek the assistance and support of the IAEA for the development of two full scale 1,000 megawatt nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity," Isoun was quoted as saying at a dinner on January21, Reuters reported.

Nigeria commissioned its first nuclear reactor, a small academic research reactor at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, last year. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and has huge oil and gas resources, but corruption by successive governments and inefficiency in the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) have led to massive shortfalls in power supply. Investors cite constant blackouts as one of the country's top economic hurdles, and they spend millions of dollars every year on diesel-fuelled generators to keep industry running. NEPA, which currently supplies about 2,600 megawatts, has been split into seven generating companies, 11 distribution firms and one transmission company ahead of its planned privatisation later this year.

Nigerian officials insisted that they were seeking nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, and pointed to the country's ratification of the non-proliferation treaty and additional protocols as evidence of that. Formally IAEA cannot reject Nigeria’s request as the world’s nuclear watchdog was established to promote peaceful nuclear energy.





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this is old info from last year.

note-26 african states have peaceful nuclear technology
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=371755

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Old July 10th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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I have always been a fan of Nuclear power. It is cleaner and more effeicent than most other forms of Electricy generation.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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I have always been a fan of Nuclear power. It is cleaner and more effeicent than most other forms of Electricy generation.
Ditto
Nuclear and Rail society.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #4
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Very risky business in a country where Oil pipe lines occasionally get sabotaged. How secure will nuclear sites be?
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #5
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A nuclear power plant and a pipeline are two different items.
A pipeline strecthes for hundreds of miles and every mile can not be gaurded.
A nuclear power plant doesn't strecth the vast distances that a piepline does, making it easier to protect. Nuclear plants will be safe and good for Nigeria.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 06:04 AM   #6
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get with the times fusion is were its at now!
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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:43 AM   #7
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Nigeria would have to put tons of money into this...tons of money that could be used to help raise living standards instead...

Wrong priorities...this could be done when the country gets more advanced, though.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #8
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Nigeria would have to put tons of money into this...tons of money that could be used to help raise living standards instead...

Wrong priorities...this could be done when the country gets more advanced, though.
This will help the country get more advanced.
Nigeria is in an energy bind. Because of the lack of energy produced by the country, it is difficult to operate factories in the country. Many of the bigger factories mhave onsite generators.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #9
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Nigeria would have to put tons of money into this...tons of money that could be used to help raise living standards instead...

Wrong priorities...this could be done when the country gets more advanced, though.
Nigeria needs more electricity to power itself. That's why these power plants a needed. Without cheap power no nation will develop it's industries.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #10
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Nigeria does need power, true, but does it have to nuclear?

I'm not saying this to be ignorant, but doesn't it have lots of oil?
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Old July 15th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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Nigeria does need power, true, but does it have to nuclear?

I'm not saying this to be ignorant, but doesn't it have lots of oil?
What else is there? The power must be inexpensive. And the country does have lots of crude oil. And I believe it has pretty good refinery capabilities, but fossil fuels are dirty and expensive. Nuclear is clean, cheap and can be used to desalinate water.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #12
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Nigeria needs energy, but not nuclear.

The last time I checked Nigeria is a hot ass country most of the year. All of West Africa is hot as hell. How difficult can it be to put up vast solar powered facility in Niger in the Sahara desert. A couple of billion dollars, tops 25 billion.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #13
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What else is there? The power must be inexpensive. And the country does have lots of crude oil. And I believe it has pretty good refinery capabilities, but fossil fuels are dirty and expensive. Nuclear is clean, cheap and can be used to desalinate water.
All good points...

If Nigeria can get UN approval, and can afford it, they should do it.

This is actually a good thing for all of Africa, showing that we are catching up!
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All good points...

If Nigeria can get UN approval, and can afford it, they should do it.

This is actually a good thing for all of Africa, showing that we are catching up!
Horseshit!! And why do we need UN approval to create a nuclear plant, or anything Nuclear for that matter? Are they our guardians? Sovereignty is sovereignty. Those crying fowl should dismantle all nuclear plansts and weapons in their country!

I think this is our window of opportunity for anything serious.
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I agree with Naijalove (without the horseshit comment), national sovereignty should be respected.
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Quote:
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All good points...

If Nigeria can get UN approval, and can afford it, they should do it.

This is actually a good thing for all of Africa, showing that we are catching up!

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Horseshit!! And why do we need UN approval to create a nuclear plant, or anything Nuclear for that matter? Are they our guardians? Sovereignty is sovereignty. Those crying fowl should dismantle all nuclear plansts and weapons in their country!

I think this is our window of opportunity for anything serious.
I think he was thinking nuclear weapons.
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I have always been a fan of Nuclear power. It is cleaner and more effeicent than most other forms of Electricy generation.
It's hard to get rid of the waste though.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 04:42 AM   #18
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Horseshit!! And why do we need UN approval to create a nuclear plant, or anything Nuclear for that matter? Are they our guardians? Sovereignty is sovereignty. Those crying fowl should dismantle all nuclear plansts and weapons in their country!

I think this is our window of opportunity for anything serious.
You want Nigeria to be a pariah like North Korea?

But hey...whatever leads to progress.
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I agree with Naijalove (without the horseshit comment), national sovereignty should be respected.
National soveriegnity? These days there is no such word!
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Morocco to increase renewable energy use by 10%



Morocco intends to increase the use of renewable energies by 10% by 2012 so as to meet its energy needs, said Monday in Rabat the Moroccan Minister of Energy and Mining, Mohammed Boutaleb.




Mohammed Boutaleb: This programme will allow the mobilisation, in the long run, of a potential estimated at more than 400,000 cubic meters of solar collectors. Ph: Archives.

At the opening of an international conference on “Renewable Energies and the Treatment of Industrial Water”, organised by the Moroccan-German Association in collaboration with the German foundation, Konrad Adenauer, Boutaleb underscored that the actions scheduled for the 2006-2012 period mainly concern two wind parks under construction in Essaouira and Tangiers, with a total capacity of 200 MW, and another in Taza of 100 MW, currently under study.

The Moroccan official also pointed out the project of the thermo-solar power station in Ain Beni Mathar (Eastern Morocco), with a capacity of 230 MW, operating with natural gas and solar energy.

He also recalled the programme for the introduction of large-scale solar water-heaters, currently underway.

“This programme will allow the mobilisation, in the long run, of a potential estimated at more than 400,000 cubic meters of solar collectors,” underlined the minister. He added that “these projects are part of the development strategy of the Moroccan energy sector. This aims at providing energy at the best cost, as well as generalising access to it.”

Boutaleb also stressed that the organisation of this conference indicates general awareness of the need to develop clean energies, ensure a rational management of water and implement concerted strategies to achieve sustainable development.

For his part, the German Ambassador to Rabat, Gottfried Haas, said that “the programmes Morocco is carrying out in the sectors of renewable energies and industrial water treatment show the importance the Kingdom is giving to the development of this sector.”

Haas added that the German Government “is doing its best to encourage the private sector in Germany to invest in Moroccan renewable energies and water purification.”

The president of the Moroccan-German Association, Mohamed Ben Moussa, underlined that the aim of this conference is to offer Moroccan and German experts an opportunity to exchange their experiences vis-à-vis renewable energies and industrial water treatment. It was also intended to “better evaluate, promote and foster cooperation and scientific and technical exchanges between the two countries.”

The programme of this 2-day conference included presentations and talks on energy-related issues, such as “The role of renewable energies in national energy strategies”.
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