Experts doubt capacity of the new Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It is not yet clear whether the planned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant will have sufficient capacity to meet the needs of all four partner countries.

Eesti Päevaleht writes that the limiting factor is the opposition of local residents to the project and the volume of cooling water that can be extracted from Lake Druksiai.

The environmental impact assessment of the planned NPP that was published last week looked at two capacity options - 3,400 MW and 1,700 MW - and offered that the earliest possible date of completion of the plant would be 2015.

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