Israel's Nuclear Power Plant Is Back on the Table
The construction of a nuclear power plant in Israel has been discussed on and off for over 25 years
Lior Gutman | 09:57 29.04.2019
Israel is reviving an old plan to build at least one nuclear power plant in the country. The Israeli Ministry of Energy has recently approached the Ministry of Finance with a request to approve the contracting of international radiation protection expert Jean Koch, according to several people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity. The request defined the project as one of strategic value to Israel.
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.Plans for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Israel have been on and off the table for over 25 years. In 2017, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz conducted a survey to gauge public opinion regarding the possibility of building one in an urban area. 70% of responders were not in favor of living near a nuclear power plant, but were generally supportive of the idea of one being built in Israel.