Turkey’s Environment Ministry has approved the environmental impact assessment report for the country’s first nuclear power plant. This clears the way for Russia’s Rosatom to begin construction of the first of four 1.2GW reactors to be built at Akkuyu near Mersin on Turkey’s southern coast.

A first version of Rosatom’s environmental study for the Akkuyu plants was dismissed by the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) as “inadequate.” This raised fears that the project would be delayed. (CONTINUED - 375 WORDS)