Nuclear plant continues towards shutdown

Nuclear decommissioning company Jadrová Vyraďovacia Spoločnosť (JAVYS), which operates the V1 nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, generated 2,113 GWh of electricity in its only remaining reactor unit in the first seven months of this year, the SITA newswire reported.

The plant generated 304.5 GWh of electricity in July alone.

The V1 Nuclear Power Station has only one reactor in use, said JAVYS spokesman Dobroslav Dobák. Slovakia shut down the first reactor of the V1 Nuclear Power Plant at the end of December of last year. The second reactor is to be shut down at the end of 2008.

The Slovak government made the commitment to decommission the plant as part of the EU admission process.

The cost to prepare for the shutdown, and for the termination itself, is expected to reach approximately SK16 billion. Liquidation of the power station will require an additional SK25 billion.

As of April 1, 2006, the GovCo, a.s. company, which took over the plant's operation, was renamed Jadrová Vyraďovacia Spoločnosť. GovCo was established on July 6, 2005 and its sole shareholder is the state.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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