Second nuclear plant may be built
By Tarryn Le Chat
19 October 2006
The country’s second nuclear power station could be built on the Northern Cape coastline.
An Eskom spokesperson stated the Skulpfontein or Brazil near the Kleinsee has been earmarked as one of the possible sites.
Other sites for consideration are along the southern Cape and West coast.
The Cape Times states that the second station was being built to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the Western Cape, as well as for the future needs of South Africa.
Eskom expects their feasibility studies to be conducted by the end of the year. The second nuclear station will be a more modern version of the Koeberg Nuclear station.
Nuclear energy is considered to be less damaging to the environment, as it generates relatively small amounts of waste and no carbon emissions or greenhouse gases.