RWE Has Terminated Belene Bulgarian Nuclear Plant

Thursday, October 29, 2009

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones) - German utility RWE AG Wednesday said it has terminated a joint venture agreement with Bulgaria's state-owned National Electricity Co., or NEK, due to problems with the financing of a nuclear power plant that was planned to be built near the town of Belene.

"We have terminated the joint venture agreement with NEK today because of problems financing the project," said Stephanie Schunck, spokeswoman for RWE's power generation unit RWE Power.

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Vattenfall says German reactor to reopen soon

Monday, June 1, 2009

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Sweden's Vattenfall is ready to reopen one of its two north German nuclear plants shortly and the second will reopen later this year at the earliest as the operator completes safety-related measures, Chief Executive Lars Josefsson said on Monday.

"Kruemmel is almost ready to go live but of course requires approval while the time schedule for Brunsbuettel is not as firm," he said at the Reuters Energy Summit by video link from Stockholm.

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Opposition party launches campaign against nuclear plant in Belarus

Friday, November 7, 2008

Minsk, Nov 06, 2008 (BBC Monitoring via COMTEX) -- Seven residents of Hrodna Region's Astravets District have announced their intention to campaign against the government's plans to build a nuclear power plant in the area in western Belarus.

The group is led by Mikalay Ulasevich, a sole entrepreneur and member of the [opposition] United Civic Party.

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Anti-nuclear protestors detained in Turkey: Greenpeace

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ANKARA (AFP) — Police detained 40 protestors Tuesday in a demonstration against government plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant, a day before the tender process was to open, activists said.

Several dozen members of environmental groups, among them Greenpeace, demonstrated outside the energy ministry in central Ankara, brandishing banners that read "No to nuclear."

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Damage to some Chinese nuclear facilities can't be ruled out: French experts

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Paris: French nuclear experts on Tuesday said damage to nuclear facilities close to the epicentre of China's massive earthquake could not immediately be ruled out.

The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said it was unlikely that China's four nuclear power plants -- Daya Bay and Lingao in the south, Qinshan in the east and Tianwan in the northeast -- had been badly damaged.

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