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European Commission wants more security in Mochovce completion

The European Commission recommended a set of additional measures to Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) aimed at increased security in connection with the SE project to complete units 3 and 4 of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, the SITA newswire wrote.

The European Commission recommended a set of additional measures to Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) aimed at increased security in connection with the SE project to complete units 3 and 4 of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, the SITA newswire wrote.

In its stance, the European Commission suggests that even though the project complies with current regulations as well as international recommendations, the recommended set of additional measures is based on an assessment of the best practices available. This is due to the fact that the VVER 440/V213 reactors proposed by the investor do not have a 'full containment' structure, which is used in the most recent construction of nuclear power plants planned or under way in Europe.

A ‘full containment' structure "evaluates and implements additional features, functional capabilities and management strategies to withstand a potential deterministic impact from an external source (e.g. a malevolent small aircraft impact) into the design basis of the proposed investment,” according to the EC.

SE spokesman Juraj Kopriva said that the company is preparing a stance on the EC opinion. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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