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30-years old reactor of Chernobyl type to be launched again at Leningrad NPP

Publish date: August 19, 2004

On September 10, 2004, the first reactor unit can be launched again at the Leningrad NPP.

The start of the reactor can happen on this date if all the planned preparation works are completed. The Headquarters on extension of 1st reactor lifetime made this decision despite the environmentalist’s warnings concerning the oldest Chernobyl type reactor at the Leningrad NPP. The reactor was shutdown in December 2003, due to the end of its operation lifetime. However the plant’s specialists are intending to keep it in operation 15 years more by getting a new operational license, reported Laes.ru.

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After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

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