Egyptian Leaders Remain Committed to New Nuclear Plant, Looting Reported at Site via Nuclear Street

Egypt remains poised to build its first nuclear power plant, originally approved under the leadership of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak. But local opposition remains fierce, with looting recently reported at the proposed site.

Egypt’s new Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri said Tuesday that his government will follow through with plans to build a reactor in Dabaa 200 miles west of Cairo. The country originally planned to solicit bids in late 2010 for the construction, estimated to cost $4 billion by the World Nuclear Association, but the project was delayed during the fall of the Mubarak regime.

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