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Slovenia Extends Nuclear Plant Operation Until 2043

Barron’s By AFP – Agence France Presse January 16, 2023

Slovenia’s sole nuclear plant has been granted the environmental and safety approval needed to extend its operations until 2043, the government said Monday……..

The Krsko nuclear plant, built in 1983 and located 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of the capital Ljubljana near the border with Croatia, had been scheduled to be switched off next year…….

Activist groups including Greenpeace have demanded the plant’s dismantling because of its age and earthquake risks in the region, but the government insists the plant has been upgraded to meet the highest safety and environmental requirements.

Monday’s authorisation “shows that there is no safety risks related to the plant’s operation,” Environment Minister Uros Brezan said.

Slovenia is planning the construction of a second nuclear reactor in Krsko, but the centre-left government has said the final investment decision will be adopted only if its two million citizens back the move at a referendum.

No date for the referendum has been set yet. …..


January 16, 2023 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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