Could the impending nuclear disaster in Japan put the brakes on Turkey's plans to start its own nuclear energy program? That certainly is the hope of Turkish environmentalists, who are asking the government of the earthquake-prone country to reconsider plans to open up two nuclear plants. The green light has already been given for one plant, to be built by the Russian state nuclear power company Rostam on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Discussions for the construction of the second plant, which would be located on the Black Sea coast, are ongoing with Toshiba and the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.
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