Estonia backs nuclear idea

  • 2003-03-27
TALLINNEstonia is considering participating in the possible construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Baltic state of Lithuania in order to obtain access to cheaper energy, the Estonian energy utility Eesti Energia said on March 25. "Estonia should certainly become a shareholder in the Ignalina power plant and financially contribute to its construction," Estonian Energy Board Chairman Gunnar Okk told the newspaper Postimees. Lithuania is planning the construction of a new nuclear power plant since the two 1,500-megawatt reactors of the present Soviet-made station at Ignalina will ha...
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