|The site for the nuclear power plant will be chosen within the next two years|
The Polish government has adopted the country’s nuclear program, the Economy Ministry announced in a statement.
“The Program … sets forth, among others, the schedule of building two nuclear power plants and preparing a regulatory and organization framework for those investments,” the statement read.
The program stipulates that by the end of 2016, the location will be chosen, the construction of the first unit will start in 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2024. The second of the currently planned power plants should be ready by 2035.
However, the document is not a binding plan, and should be seen as “road map,” the statement said.
Poland plans to build two nuclear power plants with 3,000 MW capacity each with state-owned utility PGE playing a leading role in the project. According to International Atomic Energy Agency, building a nuclear power plant in Poland could cost up to PLN 50 billion.
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