Slovakia plans to build EUR 26mn intermediate nuclear waste warehouse.

By bne IntelliNews February 20, 2012
Slovak state-owned nuclear waste management company JAVYS plans to spend over EUR 26mn to build a new intermediate storage facility for radioactive waste near the nuclear power plant in Jaslovske Bohunice in western Slovakia, eTrend reported. The storage facility is needed to secure the smooth continuation of decommissioning of Slovak nuclear power plants, according to JAVYS' spokesman Dobroslav Dobk. The project is subject to environmental impact assessment. The construction works are expected to take about two years and the facility is projected to be put into operation in 2017. It will be built on an area of 7,600 sq m and will take in 2,500 concrete containers. The Austrian province of Burgenland, which is neighbouring to Slovakia, has opposed the project.

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