US firm funds nuclear waste study

THE CONSULTANCY company Encon, Trnava has received a $149,000 grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) to help conduct a feasibility study on a project to handle radioactive waste from Slovakia's two nuclear power plants.

US-based Environmental Technologies is overseeing the project, which should eventually lead to a plasma enhanced melter facility to process nuclear waste. The feasibility study should be completed by the end of June 2003.

TDA is a US government agency that provides grants and technical assistance to US companies pursuing overseas business opportunities. Since 1991, TDA has granted over $4 million to various projects concerning Slovak economic development.

Encon is a consultancy in nuclear energy directed by Tibor Mikuš, former director of power utility Slovenské elekrárne and an MP for the opposition HZDS party.

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