Bulgaria to consider U.S. technology for new Kozloduy nuclear reactor

FILE PHOTO: A company logo of Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is seen at the plant entrance, some 200 km (124 miles) north of Sofia, March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will consider using U.S. technology for a new nuclear reactor it wants to build at the country’s 2,000 megawatt Kozloduy nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Tuesday.

Borissov said the Balkan country was looking to diversify its nuclear energy assets and cut greenhouse emissions by building a new reactor based on modern technology that will work with U.S. nuclear energy fuel.

The government is expected to give its nod on Wednesday to a study that will explore the options for building new nuclear assets at the Kozloduy site, the energy ministry said.

At present, Bulgaria operates two Soviet-made nuclear reactors, Unit 5 and Unit 6, at its Kozloduy plant and is seeking investors for

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