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Koeberg nuclear power station is the only nuclear power station in South Africa and the entire African continent.

Apr. 01, 2011

In the last segment of our weeklong examination of nuclear energy, we look at Africa. For decades, many African countries struggled for reliable energy sources. Nuclear power has emerged as a popular solution. South Africa has the continent’s only nuclear power reactors, but at least 10 nations actively plan to build their own, including Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan. We discuss pitfalls and potentially creative solutions for Africa with Igor Khripunov from the University of Georgia. And parts of the River Jordan are expected to dry up by 2013. We hear about a new rehabilitation project expected to develop jobs and distribute water more equitably in the region as a means to promote peace from UIC professor Rachel Haverlock, author of the forthcoming book River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line.