Current nuclear energy technology "not suitable for use in S'pore"
Singapore is not ready to deploy nuclear energy, until safer technologies have been developed.
Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran said a 2-year pre-feasibility study showed involving government agencies and external experts), the risks involved still outweigh the benefits at this point.
So the government will wait for technology and safety to improve further before reconsidering nuclear energy.
However, Mr iswaran added that Singapore will continue to develop capabilities to keep its options open for the future.
MTI also said they are preparing for the growth of nuclear energy in the region. Two-thirds of nuclear plants under construction today are in Asia, with some being planned in Southeast Asia.
This includes building expertise in nuclear science, and tracking developments in emergency response and radioactive waste disposal.
"We will, therefore, support research in relevant areas of nuclear science and engineering, and train a pool of scientists and experts through education programmes in local and overseas universities. We will also play an active role in global and regional cooperation to share best practices in nuclear safety, coordinate emergency planning and response, jointly develop human resources, and discuss the implications of regional and global developments."
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