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Vietnam delays construction of 1st nuclear power plant amid concerns over safety, efficiency
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:53 PM EST
Vietnam says it will delay the construction of its first nuclear power plant by six years amid concerns over its safety and efficiency.
However, Tuoi Tre newspaper on Thursday quoted Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung as telling a government conference that construction will probably have to be postponed until 2020 to ensure the highest safety and efficiency standards.
Vietnam has outlined plans to build seven nuclear power plants by 2030, but there have been fears over nuclear power technology following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.