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Commenting article: Minister: Bulgaria to Go for New Nuclear Reactor in Kozloduy

Bulgaria’s Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism, Traicho Traikov, has stated that the government is very likely to go for building a new reactor at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.

The Borisov Cabinet was working on preliminary assessments of the necessity, capacity, and economic feasibility of a new reactor at Kozloduy, Traikov said in an interview for Reuters quoted by the Bulgarian media.

Minister Traikov has explained that the capacity of a potential new reactor at Kozloduy would be at least 1 000 MW. He has pointed out that its construction would be cheaper than the construction almost from scratch of a second nuclear power plant at Belene, another town on the Danube.

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jingsmaboab - 5 Feb 2010 // 15:08:10

"Minister Traikov has explained that the capacity of a potential new reactor at Kozloduy would be at least 1 000 MW. He has pointed out that its construction would be cheaper than the construction almost from scratch of a second nuclear power plant at Belene, another town on the Danube.

He has made it clear that the nuclear projects at Kozloduy and Belene would proceed independently from one another, and that the fate of the Belene NPP is to be determined by the market."

So Belene is dead in the water, then.
If they really must build a new nuke, it makes more sense to expand Kozloduy.
Not convinced though, BG already produces more electricity than it consumes.

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