Bulgaria will get a total of 260 million euro from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund by 2020, the Sofia News Agency (Novinite.com) reported, quoting MEP Ingeborg Graessle.
Graessle is in Bulgaria at the head of a European Parliament reviewing the progress of the decommissioning activities for the four stopped units of the country’s sole nuclear power plant. She said the delegation will come up with a report after obtaining further information relating to a number of unclear issues, the news agency said.
The Kozloduy nuclear plant is operating two 1,000 MW units after the government closed down four older units of 440 MW each to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to the country's accession to the bloc. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.
Bulgaria sought extra funding of 860 million euro for the period 2013– 2030 for closing down the plant’s units, Novinite.com recalled.