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Bulgaria issues Kozloduy 5 licence extension

Regulation and Safety

06 November 2017

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.

Bulgarian regulator to hold Kozloduy tender

Regulation and Safety

03 July 2017

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.

Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Waste and Recycling

20 September 2016

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.

Construction of waste repository for Bulgaria

Waste and Recycling

30 August 2017

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.

Kozloduy and Belene milestones reached

Corporate

26 October 2016

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.

Iran and Bulgaria discuss nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

12 July 2016

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.