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Turkey: ‘No Plans’ to Build Nuclear Plant on Bulgaria Border

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Turkey has no plans to build a nuclear power plant several kilometers away from its border with Bulgaria, a Bulgarian official said on Monday, Sofia News Agency reported.

MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) - Turkey has no plans to build a nuclear power plant several kilometers away from its border with Bulgaria, a Bulgarian official said on Monday, Sofia News Agency reported.

Konstantin Grebenarov, governor of Bulgaria's Burgas, said Turkey only intends to build a thermal power plant.

According to recent media reports, the municipality of Turkey’s Black Sea town of Igneada has received a letter from the central government in Ankara announcing the upcoming construction of an NPP and a thermal power plant in the area.

Igneada is a town of about 2,000 inhabitants, located 5 kilometers south of the Rezovska River, on the Bulgarian-Turkish border. First reports about Turkey’s plans to build an NPP there appeared in 2011.

In May 2010, Ankara reached an agreement with Moscow on the construction of Turkey's first NPP, in the Akkuyu district. Turkey's second NPP is to be located in Sinop on the Black Sea.

 

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