Poland seeks nuclear sites

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said so far, no suitable sites for planned nuclear plants have been found.

"I hope that by the end of next year we will make related decisions. For starters, we plan to construct two nuclear plants. As we can see, states sure of their energy security run not two or five but 30, 40 and 50 nuclear plants," Tusk told the Polish Press Agency.

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Poland talks with South Korea about nuclear plants

Saturday, October 25, 2008

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said on Friday that Poland had asked South Korea for help in building its first nuclear power plants by 2012, but Warsaw later said it had not mentioned a firm deadline.

Following a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Lee said in a statement that Warsaw had asked for Seoul's "strong interest and participation" in constructing two or three nuclear power plants as well as a 440 million euro ($570 million) liquified natural gas project.

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Energy-hungry Poland eyes nuclear plants

Friday, October 17, 2008

WARSAW - Poland hopes to reduce its heavy reliance on coal, which produces harmful greenhouse gases, by building a few nuclear power plants by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said on Thursday.

Pawlak's ministry is currently working on a new energy strategy designed to meet the Polish economy's booming demand for electricity and to modernize its communist-era power plants.

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Chernobyl Fallout? Plutonium Found In Swedish Soil

Thursday, October 2, 2008

ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2008) — When a reactor in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986 in what was then the Soviet republic of Ukraine, radioactive elements were released in the air and dispersed over the Soviet Union, Europe and even eastern portions of North America.

More than 20 years later, researchers from Case Western Reserve University traveled to Sweden and Poland to gain insight into the downward migration of Chernobyl-derived radionuclides in the soil. Among the team's findings was the fact that much more plutonium was found in the Swedish soil at a depth that corresponded with the nuclear explosion than that of Poland.

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Nuclear power plants in Poland?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Building a nuclear plant is a way to solve Poland's problems with energy, say politicians of the ruling Civic Platform party.

A program of development of nuclear energy industry could help avoid electricity large scale failure emergencies in the future, they say.

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Poles divided over nuclear power

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Over 47% of Poles in a survey by the portal Money.pl opposed plans to build a nuclear power plant in Poland. According to latest government reports a nuclear plant will not be built in Poland before 2020.

42% were in favour of a nuclear plant, the remainder could not say, Money.pl wrote.

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Energy firms to invest around PLN 135 billion by 2030

Friday, September 5, 2008

Energy firms plan to incest around PLN 135 billion between 2008 and 2030, which will bring almost 22,000MW of extra power and, counting withdrawn power, a netto increment of nearly 6,700 MW, Energy Regulatory Authority (URE) President Mariusz Swora said Thursday quoting an inhouse survey.

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Poland needs 1,500-2,000 MW a year of new power

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WARSAW, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Poland needs to build between 1,500 and 2,000 megawatts a year of new power capacity to keep up with growing demand, an adviser to the economy minister said on Wednesday.
The country, which needs to increase capacity quickly to make up for years of abandoning investments and plant renovations, would be interested in building natural-gas fired plants, Joanna Strzelec-Lobodzinska said.
"The estimates show Poland needs to create between 1,500 and 2,000 MW in new capacities to keep up with growing demand and replace outdated technologies," Lobodzinska told reporters.

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The time bomb

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Since the end of the cold war, the United Nations has logged more than 800 incidents in which radioactive material has gone missing, often from poorly guarded sites. Who is taking it - and should we be worried? Julian Borger investigates.

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Nuclear projects in central and southeast Europe

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A number of countries in central, eastern and southeastern Europe plan to build new nuclear power reactors or extend the life of existing ones to meet growing domestic demand and replace ageing power capacity.

The plans mirror a worldwide nuclear boom as part of the solution to climate change.

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