Bulgarian Nuke Four Switched onto Energy Grid

Politics | August 28, 2005, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Unit four at Bulgaria's nuclear power plant Kozloduy, 200 kilometres north of Sofia, was switched onto the energy grid Sunday morning, three days earlier than scheduled.

The unit was decoupled on July 30 for repair works and refueling to increase the security and resource of the main equipment.

Unit six at Kozloduy nuclear power plant is currently undergoing annual overhauling, which started at August 27.

The first of the two oldest units at Kozloduy nuclear power station was decoupled from Bulgaria's energy grid on December 31, 2002. The closure of Unit 2 started at midnight December 30.

The decision for the final and complete closure of Kozloduy Units 1 and 2 was under the act, which provided for releasing credits for the upgrade of Units 5 and 6.

It came after many years of concern over their safety, strong pressure from the European Union, protests from the nuclear lobby and opposition parties that the reactors are economically necessary.
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