Slovenian-Croatian commission pleased with operation of Krško nuclear power plant

The intergovernmental commission on the Krško nuclear power plant, co-owned by Slovenia and Croatia, on Wednesday expressed its satisfaction with the plant’s operation. [EPA-EFE / STRINGER]

The intergovernmental commission on the Krško nuclear power plant, co-owned by Slovenia and Croatia, on Wednesday expressed its satisfaction with the plant’s operation and discussed the programme and financial aspects of its work.

The Krško nuclear power plant is producing excellent productivity, safety and economic results and is operating reliably and responsibly towards the environment, Slovenian Minister of infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec said after the commission’s meeting in the Slovenian lakeside resort of Bled.

Croatian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Ćorić said he was pleased that the fourth review of the programme monitoring the plant’s operation had begun, thanking the Slovenian side for good cooperation.

According to the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure, the commission discussed the decommissioning programme, radioactive waste disposal and the report on Slovenian and Croatian funds for the decommissioning and storage of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.

Croatia and Slovenia have signed an open letter to the EU asking for nuclear energy to be a part of the transition to renewable energy. Slovenia is planning to build a second block at Krško, and Croatia confirmed interest in being a part of that project.

Zagreb is expecting French President Emmanuel Macron to offer bilateral strategic cooperation and, given France’s reliance on nuclear energy, this will likelybe a part of it.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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