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The construction of a nuclear power feasible in Mauritius to replace fossil fuels, according to a Mauritian engineer




The construction of a nuclear power feasible in Mauritius to replace fossil fuels, according to a Mauritian engineer
While the burning of coal and oil to generate electricity will come at saturation facing an increasing demand on the island and that any new thermal power project is hosted by an angry outcry from local environmentalists and residents where the future structure should be established, the research engineer, Gaj Pyndiah believes that the construction of a nuclear power plant in Mauritius is not excluded in the coming years.

"15 years ago, during a speech on energy I mentioned the production of nuclear energy, as Mauritius is far from generating coal or oil country. This caused an uproar from the press. We must know that in France 75% of electricity comes from nuclear sources ... Today nuclear power is safe and there are solutions to nuclear waste by burial at great depths. After a period of time these wastes are decontaminated naturally", said Gaj Pyndiah the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

The research engineer Gaj Pyndiah also explains that other energies beyond the nuclear could produce electricity in Mauritius, like hydropower, solar, wind or other combustion of bagasse of sugar cane.



Fabrice François


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