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AID TO DECOMMISSION NUCLEAR PLANTS.

The Energy Council adopted, on 13 December 2013, two regulations which set up a financial assistance programme of almost one billion euro for 2014-2020 to help Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia decommission outdated nuclear power plants. Out of the total, 293 million will go to the decommissioning of Kozloduy (Bulgaria), 451 million to Ignalina (Lithuania) and 225 million to Bohunice (Slovakia). These three member states agreed during their accession negotiations to decommission these reactors. The decommissioning of nuclear power plants covers a wide range of activities that take place after the reactors are shut down, such as the removal and the final disposal of spent fuel, decontamination, dismantling and demolition of nuclear installations, disposal of the remaining radioactive waste materials, and environmental restoration of contaminated sites. The European Parliament gave its blessing to the programme during the plenary session of 19 November.

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