Saturday, 23 May 2009

Nuclear Power Station Reopens in Bulgaria


I really don't know why the power station was shut in the first place. This was a directive and condition of Bulgaria joining the EU and now a big U-turn has been made. All's well that ends well I suppose. Does this mean cheaper electric in Bulgaria? We all know the answer to that one.

Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy has reconnected one of its 1,000 megawatt reactors to the national grid after completing planned annual maintenance, the plant said on Saturday.

Kozloduy shut down the unit in early April and restarted it on May 22. The reactor was loaded with fresh nuclear fuel.

Bulgaria has permanently shut four older reactors at Kozloduy in the past several years as a condition for joining the European Union. As a result, the country lost its position as a major power exporter in the Balkans.

The nuclear power plant now has two remaining reactors of 1,000 MW each.

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