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Nov 2, 2010 News: Govt preparing for nuclear power option

SINGAPORE will start now to prepare for the day when nuclear energy is necessary and feasible.

That day may not be that far off, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday at a dialogue at an annual Singapore energy conference.

When asked by moderator Sri Jegarajah from broadcasting station CNBC whether it would be during his time in office, he said to laughter: 'I would say possibly during my lifetime.'

Earlier, PM Lee, in a 45-minute address, gave the clearest indication yet that nuclear power is increasingly an option being scrutinised by the Government.

Identifying nuclear power as an 'important part of the solution to mankind's energy problems', he said Singapore is building up its capabilities now because the nuclear option is on...

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