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Warsaw (AFP) Feb 11, 2012
Poland's first nuclear power plant will not come on line until 2025, five years behind schedule, a press report said Saturday.
The first reactor will go into service in 2025, and a second reactor in 2035, according to the state-controlled energy group PGE's strategy for 2012-2035, the economic daily Parkiet reported.
Poland, a nation of 38 million people, currently relies on its plentiful coal for 94 percent of its power.
The reactors will each have a capacity of 3,000 megawatts.
PGE had been due to launch a tender process for the building work before the end of last year, but the announcement was delayed because of the global financial crisis.
Three international groups have expressed interest in the project: French duo EDF and Areva and two US-Japanese consortia, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas.
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Thousands rally against nuclear power in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 11, 2012
Thousands demonstrated in Tokyo on Saturday against nuclear power generation, 11 months after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Kenzaburo Oe, the 1994 Nobel prize winner for literature, told a central rally at Yoyogi Park, "Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants will be borne by generations to come." "This must not be co ... read more
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