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Decommissioning of two of Slovakia’s nuclear reactor units to start in four years

The decommissioning of the two reactor units of the V1 nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice should start sometime in 2011 or 2012, the head of the Slovak
Nuclear Supervisory Office, Marta Žiaková, told the SITA newswire. Žiaková said that the decommissioning itself has not yet started, not even of the first reactor which was shut down on the last day of 2006.

The decommissioning of the two units must be completed by 2025. The cost of preparation and winding down operations of the whole V1 power station will come to around Sk16 billion. The liquidation itself will require an additional Sk25 billion. The construction of the two units started in 1973. The first was put into permanent operation in 1980.

More than 1,000 technical modifications have been carried out in the V1 power station since 1978, and it reached internationally acceptable safety levels after the completion of reconstruction works in 2000.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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