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MEPs vote more cash to Slovak nuclear closure

The European Parliament's industry committee voted on Tuesday to almost double EU funding to support closure of a Slovakian Soviet-era nuclear power plant. MEPs said the €237m proposed by the European Commission for decommissioning the Bohunice station between 2007 and 2013 was based on underestimated costs and should be increased to €400m. In a related own-initiative report, the committee called on the Commission to include "precise definitions" of how national funds should be used to decommission nuclear plants and manage radioactive waste in a recommendation it is planning. See press release.

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