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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Poland to build a nuclear power plant

Faced by long-term energy shortages, the Polish Ministry of the Economy opts for the construction of a nuclear power station, “Polska” daily reports.

The government’s project is to begin with a promotional campaign to overcome the reluctance of residents living next to the planned nuclear power station. According to the newspaper one of the elements of the campaign would be the 50% discount in energy prices for the residents of the district where the power plant is to be built.

The power plant would start producing electricity in 2020 – “Polska” writes. According to experts of the National Atomic Energy Agency the most probable locations are: Żarnowiec on the Baltic Sea coast and Klempicz in Wielkopolska Province.

The majority of Poles are against nuclear power due to the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine. However, experts reassure that modern nuclear power plants are safe and do not pollute the environment as coal-operated power plants do and, in addition, nuclear electricity is cheaper by one-third than electricity produced traditionally.

(Source: Polish Market Online)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The good news just keeps coming from all around the world!

It will be interesting to see what size of plant they choose and which company's reactor they decide to go with.

I've seen in most places people are ecstatic when a large industrial plant gets chosen for their town. But unfortunately it is a small vocal minority who makes it appear like the plant is not wanted. People who are happy to have so much wealth and good jobs coming to their town, should make sure they attend public meetings and get involved civically on these issues.

Plus worse case if a town honestly didn't want a new plant, there are thousands of towns out there, and I'm sure others would want it.