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Malaysian PM rules out nuclear power from energy mix

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ruled out nuclear power from Malaysia’s future energy mix
By Staff reporter 19 September 2018 0 32605

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ruled out nuclear power from Malaysia’s future energy mix, according to The Sun Daily.

Speaking at the Conference of Electric Power Supply Industries 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir said the main reason is the need to dispose of radioactive waste and concerns that earthquakes could result in a Fukushima-style disaster.

Malaysia will instead focus on meeting its needs through hydropower, and coal- and gas-fired power plants.