Senegal’s Wade Scraps Nuclear Power Plans After Japan Quake

Senegal canceled plans to build what would have been the first African nuclear power plant outside of South Africa, President Abdoulaye Wade told a cabinet meeting yesterday.

The West African nation had ordered nuclear equipment from a Russian company, Wade said in an e-mailed statement, without identifying the company.

In the aftermath of a March 11 earthquake in Japan, which has placed the Pacific nation’s nuclear reactors at risk, Wade canceled that order, according to the statement.

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