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Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

Plasma plant starts operations in Bulgaria

A plasma melting facility at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has started operations, heralding a breakthrough in nuclear waste disposal to boost the decommissioning process.

Waste & Recycling 10 July 2018


Bulgarian parliament approves restart of Belene investor talks

Bulgarian parliament approves restart of Belene investor talks

The Bulgarian parliament, the National Assembly, yesterday mandated the country's energy minister to resume the search for investors in the construction of a second nuclear power plant at Belene. The National Assembly has thus recommended that the Council of Ministers reverse the 29 March 2012 decision to abandon the Belene project amid difficulties at that time in attracting investors.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2018


Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential

Rising urges Bulgaria to meet nuclear power potential

Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet the growing need for reliable, low-carbon electricity, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, told Energy Commission Members at the Bulgarian Parliament today.

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2018


Bulgarian waste treatment facility testing completed

Bulgarian waste treatment facility testing completed

Kozloduy plasma melting facility - 48A demonstration test run of the Plasma Melting Facility at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria has been completed. The facility will be used to treat low- and intermediate-level solid radioactive waste, reducing its volume and immobilising it.

Waste & Recycling 30 November 2017


Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extension

Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extension

Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) has awarded a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. NRA chairman Lachezar Kostov officially presented the document to the plant's executive director, Ivan Andreev, last week.

Regulation & Safety 06 November 2017


Construction of waste repository for Bulgaria

Construction of waste repository for Bulgaria

Groundbreaking for Bulgarian repository - August 2017 - 48Bulgaria started construction of a national repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste yesterday, marking the occasion with a ceremony. The repository is being built at the Radiana site, close to the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 30 August 2017


Bulgarian regulator to hold Kozloduy tender

Bulgarian regulator to hold Kozloduy tender

Bulgaria's nuclear regulatory agency plans to use €3 million ($3.42 million) in funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for its role in the decommissioning of units 1-4 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. The money will come from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund that is administered by the London-based bank.

Regulation & Safety 03 July 2017


Kozloduy and Belene milestones reached

Kozloduy and Belene milestones reached

Work to upgrade unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear plant in Bulgaria has been completed, extending its operations by 30 years to 2047, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bulgaria's Energy Ministry both announced yesterday. Meanwhile, Bulgaria today committed itself to fast-tracking payment of the debt it incurred to Russian companies for scrapping the Belene nuclear power plant project.

Corporate 26 October 2016


Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Ignalina - aerial - 48The estimated cost of decommissioning Soviet-designed, first-generation nuclear power reactors in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia will be at least €5.7 billion ($6.4 billion), according to the European Court of Auditors. However, it warns this could double if the cost of disposing of high-level radioactive waste is included.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2016


Iran and Bulgaria discuss nuclear cooperation

Iran and Bulgaria discuss nuclear cooperation

Boiko_Borisov_Eshaq_Jahangiri_(Bulgarian_Gvt)-48Iran and Bulgaria have agreed to exchange experience in nuclear energy, Bulgaria's cabinet of ministers announced yesterday, following a meeting in Tehran between Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova and deputy prime minister Tomislav Donchev with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2016