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Mycle Schneider works as independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy, based in Paris.
Schneider is the convening lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. (Photo: http://www.worldnuclearreport.org)
Mycle Schneider works as independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy, based in Paris. Schneider is the convening lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. (Photo: http://www.worldnuclearreport.org)

Cape Town - Nuclear power generation has turned into an expensive operation, even when the machines are amortised, said nuclear expert Mycle Schneider.

Schneider, author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, told Fin24 on Monday that he questioned whether nuclear power can be seen as an alternative to a whole range of other energy options.

Schneider’s 2015 report, which was released in South Africa this month, concluded that “the promise that Generation III+ designs would be simpler and therefore easier to build appears not to have been fulfilled”.

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