Kazakhstan needs to weigh pros and cons of APS construction- German expert

Date: 10:32, 21-05-2014.

Astana. May 21. KazTAG - Kazakhstan needs to weigh all pros and cons of Atomic Power Station construction, said Yurgen Kainkhorst, head of department of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Recourses and Nuclear Security of Germany.

"I discussed energy policy with your Government, we see that of course, nuclear energy opens many opportunities but decision making on nuclear technology- is political decision. There are many categories which must be weighted: expenses and advantages. We do not recommend developing nuclear energy to any states, but sometimes they choose it," he said at the briefing of the VII Astana economic forum.

In his words, nuclear energy does not bring benefit to people's health, in mid and long-term perspective the cost of such technologies gets higher in comparison to renewable energy sources.

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