Wed, 8 Sep 2010: Merkel supports nuclear plant…



German authorities could help bring potential investors on board. She did not elaborate. At the end of 2009, Lithuania shut down its sole nuclear power plant, the Soviet-era Ignalina facility which provided the bulk of the country’s electricity. The plant was similar to the one that exploded at Chernobyl in then-Soviet Ukraine in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident, and was shut down under the terms of Lithuania’s 2004 admission to the European Union. Lithuania had tried and failed to convince Brussels to let it keep the plant open until a replacement, being built along with neighbors Latvia, Estonia and Poland, is ready. Progress in the new project has been sluggish, however, and the plant is now not expected t... Read the rest of this entry »

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