IT MAY finally be curtains for Ukrain
notorious Chernobyl nuclear PCN
station. Ukrainian President Lea
Kuchma told a European Commun
(EC) delegation in mid-April that
country would shut down 2 nuc
reactors still functioning at the
by AD 2000. EC officials are elated
this development. "This is the first
that the Ukrainian authorities
clearly announced a date for the
and full closure of the Chernobyl SO
said French environment minister
The decision has broken a stale mate that has been existing between Ukraine and Western nations foriong.Then however, a cal Ukrainian Western office admit that th6 agreement to shut d the plant w s contingent on offe Istern aid than have I made so far Ukraine has set its on a gas-fired plant to replace Chernobyl plant Chernobyl's dive Sergei Parashin, says Ukraine will propose solitting the cost of the new plant among Ukraine and 18 countries, with each side providing about US $200 million.
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