ČEZ seeks more time for new Dukovany license

Energy company ČEZ has said it will postpone proceedings aimed at renewing the operating license for the oldest reactor at the Dukovany nuclear power plant due to ongoing tests on welds for piping. It has asked the state nuclear watchdog for permission to continue operation of the plant in the meantime. Three out of the four units have been closed at the nuclear plant, responsible for supply of around a fifth of the country’s electricity, since mid-September.

Author: Chris Johnstone