Poland determined to go ahead with nuclear power energy programme.

By bne IntelliNews March 16, 2011
Even though Japan faces problems with its nuclear power plants, Poland remains determined to continue its nuclear power plants programme, deputy economy minister and the government's plenipotentiary for nuclear power Hanna Trojanowska has declared, as quoted by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. Also, PM Donald Tusk said stressed that safety would be the top priority in this scheme; he also noted that Poland was not located in an area of seismic activity. Meanwhile, the Rzeczposolita daily reported that Belarus and Russia had agreed on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Grodno (around 30 km from the Polish border) - the first bloc is due to be launched in 2017. Earlier, Russia said it planned to launch a nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad (around 50 km from the Polish border) already in 2016. In Poland, the country's biggest power group PGE is due to build its own nuclear plant, most likely located in northern Poland - the first bloc of which is due to kick off in 2020. tom

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