Poland, U.S. to cooperate in nuclear power industry

13:15, July 14, 2010      

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The United States will assist Poland in its plans to launch the first nuclear power station by the end of 2020, under a declaration signed here on Tuesday, Poland's economy ministry said.

The declaration was signed by Deputy Economy Minister Hanna Trojanowska and U.S. Commerce Undersecretary Francisco Sanchez.

After Monday's meeting with the U.S. Commerce Undersecretary, Poland's Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said that the " development of nuclear energy will be a significant element of Poland's energy balance."

Poland has just begun preparations for the construction of its first nuclear power station. "We have a preliminary location, (and) we are working on legislation concerning this huge investment," Pawlak was quoted as saying by the PAP news agency.

Poland and the United States conduct an active dialogue on cooperation in the field of the power industry. "Polish-American energy table was held in Washington in June 2010," the minister recalled.

Sanchez said that the United States will share its knowledge and experience on reactor construction and legislation. The United States has 100 reactors which generate more power than any other country in the world, he noted.

Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) plans to build two nuclear power stations of the capacity of 3,000 MW each. The first power station is planned to be completed by the end of 2020, the second by the year 2030.

Source: Xinhua


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