U.S. to fund Bulgarian nuclear reactor

The USA is going to provide financial and technical assistance worth USD 5,5 M for the experimental nuclear reactor of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

U.S. to fund Bulgarian nuclear reactor
The Bulgarian cabinet has approved a draft agreement with the United States on funding an experimental nuclear reactor in the eastern European country, as apart of the government's efforts to create a knowledge-based economy, local press reported Wednesday.

The United States, which has three military bases in Bulgaria, will extend financial and technical assistance worth 5.5 million U.S. dollars for the experimental nuclear reactor of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, said the report.

According to the agreement, the U.S. Department of Energy will assist the academy to export nuclear waste to Russia. The United States is also to provide funds for the safety system of the nuclear reactor and storage site.

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Last Mod: 13 Mart 2008, 12:13
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