Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Analysis: Turkey eyes nuclear energy

TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) -- Despite a recent visit to Turkey by Mohammed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country`s plans to add nuclear power are still in their earliest stages, IAEA officials said.

Turkey is aiming to build three nuclear power plants over the next decade, though no locations have been announced and no licenses have been issued. The country also lacks a nuclear regulatory agency, which it must establish as separate from the licensing authority before any project can move forward.

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