Narissa Subramoney
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3 minute read
5 Aug 2021
6:33 pm

Eskom still trying to go nuclear, as Outa tries to block application

Narissa Subramoney

Outa and environmental NPOs have asked the NNR to reject Eskom's applications for Nuclear Installation Site Licenses.

A general view of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station near Melkbos on February 16, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Shaun Roy)

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) wants the National Nuclear Regulator to reject Eskom’s application to build a 2500 MW nuclear station in the Eastern Cape. In March 2016, Eskom made two applications to the NNR for Nuclear Installation Site Licenses (NISL) for Thyspunt in Eastern Cape and Duynefontyn, next to Koeberg Nuclear Station. The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) is holding public consultations on 25 and 26 August as part of a review process for the Thyspunt site licence application.  In June last year, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe issued a non-binding Request for Information on building 2...