Corrected: Russia's Medvedev says nuclear power is safe

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 12:15 PM
Corrected: Russia's Medvedev says nuclear power is safe

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that nuclear energy is safe provided power stations are built in the right place and are designed and managed properly, despite the nuclear accident in Japan.

Medvedev was speaking at a briefing with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan about Russian plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power station.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Steve Gutterman)