Czech government unexpectedly expands nuclear power tender to four reactors

Photo : Michaela Danelová, Czech Radio

The Czech government has confirmed its decision to rely on nuclear power as the main source of energy for the future. At a press briefing in Prague on Wednesday the cabinet announced plans to expand the Dukovany tender to four nuclear reactors instead of one.

Wednesday’s press briefing in Prague brought a number of surprises. First, the cabinet said it was seriously considering the possibility to build four nuclear reactors in the coming years instead of one, and second it announced that the hot favourite in the Dukovany tender – the US company Westinghouse – was out of the running. Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Sikela explained why.

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Author: Daniela Lazarová, Sources:Český rozhlas,Česká televize