Nuclear power in Bulgaria

Nuclear power plants in Bulgaria (view)
Location dot red.svg Active plants
Location dot blue.svg Unfinished/future plants

Bulgaria's first commercial nuclear reactor began operation in 1974.[1] The Kozloduy NPP operates two pressurized water reactors with a total output of 1906 MW. Construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant was officially terminated in March 2012, and a thermal powerplant was supposed to be built on the site.[2] This makes Bulgaria the 21st largest user of nuclear power in the world.

Radioactive wasteEdit

Bulgaria has a state agency in charge of radioactive waste disposal. Under a 2002 agreement, Bulgaria pays Russia $620 thousand/ton to reprocess spent fuel. The country also spent EUR 49 million to construct a new storage facility and had plans to build another facility by 2015[3] but it didn't happen as predicted.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nuclear Power in Bulgaria". World Nuclear Organization. August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  2. ^ Bulgaria quits Belene Nuclear Power Plant project, Novinite, 28 March 2012
  3. ^ “Nuclear Power in Bulgaria.” World Nuclear Association February 2008. <>

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