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Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with China on the Cards

Department of Energy

An intergovernmental framework agreement on nuclear cooperation will be signed with China in the first week of November 2014.

The energy department, in a statement, added that this would be followed by an agreement with Japan in the near future.

NERSA to be Informed of Pipeline EIAs

Department of Energy

Petroleum pipeline licence holders will have to inform the National Energy Regulator in writing of any applications they make for an environmental impact assessment necessary before the licensed activity is brought to a halt.

This proposal is contained in draft amendment regulations to the Petroleum Pipelines Act published for comment in Government Gazette 38088.

Nuclear Agreement Signed with France

Department of Energy

The energy department has signed another Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation, this time with France.

In a statement the department clarifies that the agreement starts the preparatory phase for the possible deployment of French nuclear technology in South Africa.

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