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Slovakia plans to build a new nuclear reactor

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May15,2024

Slovakia plans to build a new nuclear reactor

On Wednesday, the Slovakian government approved a plan to build another nuclear reactor in a country that relies heavily on nuclear energy.

Evropeyska Pravda reports on this. AP.

A new reactor with an expected capacity of 1,200 megawatts will be built at the Jaslovske Bogunice nuclear power plant, where Slovenske Elektrarne currently operates two nuclear power units.

The government said the finance and economy ministers will work out details by the end of October. Economy Minister Denisa Sakova previously stated that the Russian energy giant Rosatom will not be allowed to participate in a possible tender for the construction of the unit.

Slovakia produces more than 50% of its electricity at two nuclear power plants.

This decision reflects recent nuclear expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. The neighboring Czech Republic is currently seeking to build up to four nuclear reactors. French state-owned nuclear giant EDF and Korea's KHNP are two contenders for the project.

Poland has signed an agreement with Westinghouse to build its first nuclear power plant, while Rosatom intends to build a fifth and sixth reactors in Hungary.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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