Reactors' Shut Down Creates Tension in Bulgaria

Politics | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria's government was put under strong pressure on Wednesday over the fate of two of the units of the country's only nuclear power plant, facing EU demand for shutting them down and national demands for keeping them active.

EU Business reported that sixty-eight Bulgarian parliamentarians from across the political spectrum placed a motion before the 240-seat parliament calling for a referendum on the future of the reactors, located at the Kozlodouy plant in the north of the country.

Still, Bulgaria's cabinet is determined to keep its word given to the EU and to close the two reactors. The Bulgarian government accepted to close down reactors 3 and 4 at Kozlodoui in return for an undertaking from the EU that Bulgaria would accede to the EU in 2007.
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