Czech Cabinet clears nuclear development plan

The Czech Cabinet Wednesday cleared a long term plan for the development of the nuclear sector. The plan counts on at least one new nuclear reactor being built at the current Dukovany and Temelín sites, with four new reactors in the long term likely sprouting at the two locations. Priority for construction will be given to the Dukovany site, where the first of its four reactors will probably close in 2035. The plan says that a decision on a final go ahead for the first new reactors can wait till 2025 when the electricity prices might have recovered enough to make state support unnecessary.

Author: Ruth Fraňková