Cape Town - Concerns
about radioactivity from the site of an earthquake-stricken reactor in Japan
could affect decisions on future nuclear plants in South Africa, the energy
minister said on Tuesday.
"It has a bearing in the way in which we make
decisions, in the way in which we make policies but also in the way we
construct nuclear power plants," Dipuo Peters told an African power
South Africa currently operates Africa's sole nuclear plant
near Cape Town, but plans to make nuclear supply 14% of its energy mix by 2030
to help it move away from dirtier electricity based on coal.