Kozloduy N-plant Receives Nod for New Unit from Environment Ministry
Friday, 04 October 2013
The environment ministry approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for a new unit at Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant, Kozloduy, the plant’s operator said on Thursday.
The ministry’s decision marks a key stage in the project for the construction of a new unit, the company said in a press release.
Romania and Austria, which are involved in the cross-border environmental impact assessment of the project, and the Bulgarian public will be informed about the conclusions of the study.
In March 2012 the Bulgarian government decided to add a 1,000 megawatt (MW) unit to the Kozloduy plant, on the Danube, instead of building a 2,000 MW plant from scratch in another Danubian town, Belene.
In August the government gave the go-ahead to Kozloduy to select a site for the new unit.