Czechs Won’t Build New Nuclear Power Stations, Hospodarske Says

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Czech Republic won’t build new nuclear power plants and instead plans to expand its existing capacity, abandoning the envisaged construction of as many as 18 new reactors, Hospodarske Noviny reported, citing a minister.

A realistic plan is to build two new reactors at the Temelin power plant and extend operations of the Dukovany station until 2035, the newspaper said, citing an interview with Industry and Trade Minister Martin Kuba.

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Czechs plan to heavily expand nuclear power, angering anti-nuke neighbors

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DUKOVANY NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic — Surrounded by corn fields, bicycle routes and a nature reserve, the eight huge cooling towers of the Dukovany nuclear power plant have dominated the Czech countryside near the Austrian border for almost three decades.

Against the odds, the government has worked to keep it that way for many years to come.

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Reversal: Czechs to build new nuclear reactors

Monday, July 26, 2010

Prague - The Greens did not manage to pass the 5 percent threshold in the late May legislative elections, which means there is virtually no opposition in the Lower Chamber of the Czech Parliament against plans on nuclear energy build-ups in the Czech Republic.

This means that the center-right coalition can easily implement its nuclear energy program, which includes building new reactors in the Temelín nuclear plant and modernizing the Dukovany nuclear plant.

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Dukovany suspends third unit from grid due to leak

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dukovany, Jan 20 (CTK) - Staff at Czech nuclear power station Dukovany yesterday unhooked the plant's third production unit from the grid owing to a leak in the secondary circuit.

Technicians found out that tens of litres of non-radioactive water per hour were leaking from one of the pipelines in the secondary circuit.

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CEZ says will ask for nuke plant assessment

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

VIENNA (Reuters) - Czech power firm CEZ will file for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a new unit at its Dukovany nuclear power station in weeks, CEZ sales chief Alan Svoboda said on Tuesday.

CEZ already filed a request to add two units at its Temelin plant earlier this year as it prepares to renew and expand its nuclear portfolio.

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Nuclear incidents jangle EU nerves

Friday, June 6, 2008

Two safety scares at nuclear power stations in EU states Slovenia and the Czech republic in the past 48 hours were swiftly resolved, but will do little for Brussels' campaign to restore public confidence in the sector.

A water leak from the primary coolant unit in Slovenia's Krsko nuclear plant on Wednesday (4 June) afternoon forced the 25-year old facility to shut down its single reactor for emergency repairs.

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Czech power plant reactor nearly shuts down owing to staff error

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Prague - The Dukovany nuclear power plant, owned by Czech power giant CEZ, nearly shut down one of its four units Tuesday owing to an employee's mistake, the company said.

Unit's two turbines were automatically switched off from the grid after a technician mistakenly turned off one of its six cooling circuits.

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Nuke tourism radiating growth

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Prague Post January 30th, 2008

Reactors at the Dukovany nuclear power plant attracted almost 29,000 visitors in 2007.

Nuclear power is in vogue. Not only have soaring energy prices and rising energy demand put atomic power on the public agenda, but it seems they have boosted the curiosity of tourists, as well.

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