Israel Wants to Build Nuclear Power Plant

March 9, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Israel says that it wants to build a nuclear power plant to alleviate its dependency on coal and natural gas, and it goes as far as inviting its Arab neighbors to help in the plant’s development.

The words “Israel” and “nuclear” used together can be a lightning rod in the Middle East, but Israeli infrastructure minister, Uzi Landau, tried to diffuse tensions, suggesting Israel hopes to develop nuclear energy in cooperation with scientists and engineers from “our Arab neighbors,” the AP reports.

Israel may be ready for the benefits of nuclear power, but is the country ready for extra scrutiny of their nuclear program in general, one that is rumored to have developed nuclear weapons in the past?

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