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Slovakia wants a western-style nuclear reactor in Jaslovské Bohunice

Prime Minister Robert Fico wants a new nuclear reactor of a western type to be built on the site of the V1 Nuclear Power Plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, which is currently being decommissioned, the SITA newswire wrote.

Prime Minister Robert Fico wants a new nuclear reactor of a western type to be built on the site of the V1 Nuclear Power Plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, which is currently being decommissioned, the SITA newswire wrote.

"If we are to diversify, the government would definitely welcome a reactor of western provenance for use in Bohunice. Looking westward, there are not many possibilities, so it is highly probable that it might be cooperation with France," he told the news conference on September 18.

This explained his talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on September 17 that centred on potential participation of French companies in building a new nuclear power station in Slovakia.

Fico did not rule out companies from other countries from the project. The German company E.ON, Enel from Italy and Russian companies have already shown interest in the potential participation in construction of the new nuclear facility.

Fico stressed that the state would have decisive influence on the project of the new power facility's construction. Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek said that the Slovak government should announce a tender to construct a new nuclear power facility by the end of this year. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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