Reports of cracks appearing in the foundations of Turkey’s €18 billion Russian-made Akkuyu nuclear power plant have caused major concerns about the overall safety of the facility, located near the Turkish Mediterranean coast.

Construction of the Mersin plant began in April 2018. It is located near a fault line where the Eurasian and African tectonic plates meet, in an extremely earthquake-prone area. The project includes a plan to build four reactors with 1,200MW of capacity, two of which wil...


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