NPP Belene: restart of the project?

The Belene NPP project in Bulgaria was started in 1970, construction started in 1987, was stopped in 1990 and restarted in 2002. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was conducted and finished in 2004, two reactors were allowed to be built in 2005. But in 2012 the project was stopped again. Now, on 27 June 27 2018, the Bulgarian Government cancelled its decision from 2012 to stop the Belene NPP project.
The EIA decision from 2004 should no longer be valid due to Bulgarian law which defines that the project implementation has to start in the first five years. Bulgarian Government argues that some buildings have been erected, therefore the EIA decision is still valid - but these were non-nuclear buildings (information centre and mensa).
The Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism was asked to ask for official information from Bulgaria and to call for a new transboundary EIA if the project should proceed.The response from BMNT can be read here.

Anti Belene NGO summit 2009

From August 27 to August 29 2009 in Sofia/Svishtov the anti-Belene NGO summit took place. Many people attended, the Bulgarian media reported in detail on the event.

Read more about the Belene project and the events of the summit in the report of Belene Summit (pdf, 7mb). Pictures of the Summit you can find in the photo gallery . On this homepage you can read detailed information about the Belene summit and download the presentations of the lecturers: http://www.zazemiata.org/energy/svishtov

The Bulgarian Joint project NGOs made an exhibition on the Belene project -
the English version of the exhibition can be downloaded in our download section.

Video-reports are available here (made by the Bulgarian NGO Za Zemiata):

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Or under youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhJAyJlS5wc&feature=PlayList&p=788BCF45F10C85F2&index=0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5AawYSba2w&feature=PlayList&p=788BCF45F10C85F2&index=1

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