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Hungary’s nuclear watchdog withholds permits for two new reactors

Hungary watchdog withholds nuclear expansion permits, seeks further info,   BUDAPEST, Oct 1 (Reuters)
– Hungary’s nuclear watchdog withheld permits for two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant pending additional information from the Russia-led project’s managers, further hampering a planned expansion beset by years of delays………………………

Hungary has amended its nuclear safety protocols to allow some work to begin before the entire expansion – initially planned to start in 2018 and with the first bloc set for completion in 2025 – got the regulatory nod.

It was unclear how much more the latest setback could delay construction of a project still in its preliminary stages and on which Russia this year agreed to delay payments for five years.

October 2, 2021 - Posted by | EUROPE, safety

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