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Commenting article: Bulgaria Needs Extra EUR 579 M for Nuclear Decommissioning - ECA

Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania need an additional EUR 2,5 B for the decommissioning of eight non-upgradeable nuclear reactors, according to a report of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

The audit institution advises the European Commission to create the conditions for an "effective, efficient and economical use of EU funds".

In order to do this, the EC is advised to assess the progress of the decommissioning programmes so far, the activities still to be performed and an overall financing plan identify­ing the funding sources from the different stakeholders.

oxo - 9 Feb 2012 // 16:05:16

Units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy NPP not only are upgradable, but have been upgraded and certified by WANO and IAEA as covering the necessary international safety standards already by the end of 1990's. During the BG membership treaty negotiations some EU MS demanded to close already upgraded and certified as safe Units 3 and 4 together with the non-upgradable Units 1 and 2.

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