A miner takes a short break from sorting through coal at a mine in Uong Bi, northern Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The country has turned its back on its nuclear ambitions and has turned towards coal. Photo: EPA

Why is climate-conscious Vietnam choosing coal over nuclear?

Rising costs and environmental fears bring an end to Vietnam’s nascent nuclear power programme, forcing the climate-conscious country back into the embrace of coal

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A miner takes a short break from sorting through coal at a mine in Uong Bi, northern Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The country has turned its back on its nuclear ambitions and has turned towards coal. Photo: EPA
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