Construction work at Turkey’s first nuclear power plant is under threat, following reports of cracks in its foundations. Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, Rosatom, was awarded the controversial contract to build the €17.6 billion facility in Akkuyu, in the Mediterranean province of Mersin – an area known to be prone to earthquakes.
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Turkey’s President Erdoğan said the country’s second nuclear power plant project, which had been slated for construction in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Sinop under a Japanese-French partnership, is set to be terminated, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported on Wednesday. In 2013, Turkey signed a contract with Atmea, a Japanese-French consortium comprising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Areva, for the construction of the Sinop plant, which was to be built under a build-operate-transfer scheme. Tougher safety measures that came into force following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 have more than doubled the estimated costs of the project to $44 billion from $20 billion, while the slide of Turkey’s lira also contributed to the decision.
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