South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4,000 MW nuclear plant-letter

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa‚Äôs department of environmental affairs has granted authorisation to state-owned power utility Eskom to build a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear power plant in the Western Cape, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Pylons carry power from South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town August 13, 2015. Construction…