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Vietnam Scraps Plans for its First Nuclear Power Plants

Vietnam's government is scrapping plans to construct the country's first two nuclear power plants, citing slowing demand for electricity and the declining price of other sources of energy, state media reported Thursday. The state-controlled Tuoi Tre newspaper said the lawmaking National Assembly will ratify the government decision later this month. In 2009, the assembly approved construction of two nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 4,000 megawatts. A contract to...

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