Thursday, April 2, 2009

Romania Eyes Four Possible Sites For 2nd Nuclear Plant-Report

BUCHAREST (AFP)--Romania has shortlisted four sites in the country for the construction of a second nuclear power plant by 2020, the outgoing head of its atomic agency said Wednesday.

Valica Gorea, who headed the Romanian Nuclear Agency from 2005 until this week, told the Newsin agency that out of a total 100 possible sites, locations in Brasov, Sibiu, Arad and Cluj were being considered.

Gorea said the new plant would comprise two or three reactors with a combined capacity of 3,000 megawatts.

Romania has one nuclear power plant in Cernavoda, where two reactors are in operation, supplying about 17% of the country's total energy needs.

Two more reactors are expected to become operational by 2014-2015.

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