Nervousness in extensive use of nuke energy after Japan disaster: PM

April 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who returned home on Saturday after a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan, has saidthat there is nervousness in extensive use of nuclear energy after the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

“I think we are to close to the Japanese disaster in the background of what has happened, there is certain amount of nervousness about extensive use of nuclear energy even for peaceful purposes,” Dr. Singh said.

“I’m convinced that when all said and done, when cool headed discussions takes place in the future of energy what are the problems with hydro carbons in terms of climate change, there would be reconsideration of the role of nuclear energy as one of the essential options which all countries must keep in order to deal with problems like climate change and energy security,” he added.

Dr. Singh was addressing a news conference onboard his aircraft enroute Kazakhstan capital Astana to New Delhi.

He returned home after a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan. (ANI)

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