Bulgaria Shuts Nuclear Reactor for Repair

Business | June 17, 2006, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Unit 5 of Bulgaria's only nuclear power producer, Kozloduy, was switched off on Saturday.

The planned works on the reactor include prophylactic and repair, as well as reloading with nuclear fuel.

Meanwhile, units 3 and 6 are working at full capacity, because reactor 4 is also off for a scheduled repair.

Unit 5 should be switched back on in early September.

Bulgaria has shut some of the plant's reactors under pressure from the EU, and should do so with the rest of the power plant in order to be accepted into the bloc.

A new nuclear power producer should open in Belene to take over from Kozloduy, but it would not be before 2013 for the first unit of the new facility to become operational.
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