Polish government adopts nuclear power program
January 29, 2014
Polish government adopted the national nuclear power program, the Economy Ministry's statement following the cabinet sitting showed.
"The Program sets forth, among others, the schedule of building two nuclear power plants and preparing regulatory and organization framework for those investments," the statement read. "The document also determines the roles and scope of liability of institutions responsible for the implementation of the program as well as matters of nuclear security and radiological protection."
Moreover, the program includes an economic justification for its implementation, financing possibilities and ways of dealing with nuclear waste, the ministry said.
At the same time the program is not binding in terms of building a nuclear power plant.
The Polish government plans to build two nuclear power plants of 3,000 MW each. Power group PGE will have the leading role in the process of preparing and carrying out the project. Aleksander Grad, CEO of PGE EJ 1, a unit of PGE charged with erecting Poland's nuclear power plant, indicated recently that the first block should be launched in 2024.