October 1, 2019 / 10:46 AM / 2 months ago

Bulgaria nuclear reactor gets new licence after lifespan upgrade

SOFIA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The Bulgarian nuclear regulator on Tuesday granted a new 10-year operational licence to one of the Balkan country’s two Soviet-made reactors at the Kozloduy plant after its lifespan was expanded.

The Kozloduy plant, which produces about a third of the Balkan country’s electric power, has already upgraded its two ageing 1,000 megawatt reactors. Its other reactor, Unit 5, was upgraded in 2017 and officials say it can safely operate until 2047. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova, editing by Angel Krasimirov)

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