Bulgarian Plant Kozloduy Continues Russia Nuclear Waste Dump Option

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Bulgaria Bulgarian Plant Kozloduy Continues Russia Nuclear Waste Dump Option: Bulgarian Plant Kozloduy Continues Russia Nuclear Waste Dump Option Nuclear waste from Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant is still being sent to Russia despite large Ukrainian transit fees. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Bulgaria is almost the only Eastern European country still sending nuclear waste to Russia for reprocessing and is the only country that has signed a new deal with Moscow, the BBC reported late Thursday.

While many Eastern European countries have abandoned the Russian dump option due to high Ukrainian transit prices, Bulgaria is set to continue.

The BBC report on the Kozloduy nuclear plant also stated that Bulgaria's stores of nuclear waste are going down year by year due to their deal with Moscow.

The Deputy Director of the Kozloduy nuclear plant, Kiril Nikolov stated ""Year by year, we are getting rid of more spent nuclear fuel than we produce, so our stores are going down."

Nikolov also went on to concede that Bulgaria will have to take back the nuclear waste it is dumping in Russia in the future.

"The Russians have to give us 10 years warning before they do so (send back the nuclear waste), it gives us time to prepare." Nikolov concluded.

For full text from BBC report read here:

Bulgarian Nuclear Energy and Russian Waste Dumping

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Taro - 27 Feb 2009 // 10:27:16

And then?!

Where Bulgaria is going to dump the nuclear waste?
It doesn't even now where to dump the ordinary trash...

Bulgaria is sending more waste to Russia, then it produces. That's thank to the fact that half of Kozloduys reactors are switched off.

If Belen starts one day, it will produce more, for sure.

Where does Russia dump the nuclear waste coming (not only) from Bulgaria?

Greets
Taro

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