Bulgarian Kozloduy NPP Wants Nuclear Fund To Pay for Spent Fuel Transportation

Monday, April 23, 2007

Dnevnik (Bulgaria) The nuclear decommissioning fund will pay for the transportation of the spent nuclear fuel from Bulgarian nuclear power plant (NPP) Kozloduy's small units under the NPP proposal for amendments to an energy ministry ordinance.

The amendments were discussed at an April 18, 2007 meeting between energy minister Roumen Ovcharov, the state power regulator chairman Konstantin Shoushoulov and the head of the Nuclear Regulation Agency Sergei Tsochev. The amendments will be next filed for approval to the finance ministry.

If the amendments are given the go-ahead, the costs for the spent nuclear fuel transportation will not be included in the NPP power price. Under the amendments, the nuclear fund will pay 29 mln Bulgarian levs ($20.1 mln/14.8 mln euro) annually for the spent nuclear fuel transportation.

Kozloduy N-plant pays annual contributions to the nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management funds as the two funds have so far accumulated about 700 mln levs ($486.5 mln/358 mln euro).

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