Vietnam’s National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. The vote to scrap the country’s first atomic energy project deals a blow to the global nuclear business and to Japan’s drive to begin exporting reactors after the Fukushima disaster left its nuclear industry in a deep freeze. The Vietnamese government said in a statement that the decision, made in a closed session of parliament after discussion of a government proposal, was taken for economic reasons and not because of any technological considerations.
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