Canada Refutes Bulgarian Nuke Bribe Claims

Politics | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Canadian Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) denied claims for corrupt practices among Bulgarian officials dealing with the second power plant construction in Belene.

A letter sent by AECL reads that no Bulgarian officials have contacted the Canadian company. Robert Van Adel, President & CEO of AECL sent the letter to Bulgaria's Energy Minister Milko Kovachev.

Van Adel wrote that there were no grounds in the articles published by Canadian Globe and Mail Daily newspapers. Judging from your letter I am positive of the transparency of the procedure, AECL President & CEO also wrote.

Bulgaria approached AECL with a request for a copy of the document, which alleged Bulgarian officials of corruption concerning the second power plant construction in Belene.

The AECL is part of an international consortium interested in completing the construction of Bulgaria's second nuclear power station at a Danube site near the town of Belene.

Besides AECL, Czech and Russian companies have declared their interest to bid for the power station construction.
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