Sofia (AFP) Jan 5, 2010
Bulgaria announced Tuesday that it would close for maintenance one of the two 1,100 megawatt reactors at its sole nuclear power plant at Kozloduy on the Danube.
The plant would start lowering the reactor's capacity from 10:00pm (2000 GMT) Tuesday, the power station's management said in a statement.
The planned maintenance, expected to be wrapped up within 10 days, would include repairs on a valve regulating steam into the reactor turbine, it said.
The other reactor was working at maximum capacity, the statement said.
Four 440-megawatt units at Kozloduy were closed in 2002 and 2006 as a condition for joining the European Union in 2007. The old Soviet-built reactors were deemed unsafe.
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Lithuanian nuke plant closed under EU deal
Vilnius (AFP) Dec 31, 2009
Lithuania Thursday shut down its Soviet-era nuclear plant under an EU deal in a move set to drive up electricity prices amid an economic crisis and leave it counting on ex-master Moscow for power. "At 11:00 pm (2100 GMT) everything went offline. It all went according to plan," Viktor Sevaldin, director of the 26-year-old plant, told AFP by telephone. The plant, located in Visaginas in eastern Lithuania, provided 70 percent of the Baltic state's electricity. It gradually went offline from 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) Thursday, displaying its decreasing output on its website. ... read more
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