Arkhangelsk governor wants nuclear power plant

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Ilya Mikhalchuk, is planning a meeting with Rosatom leader Sergey Kirienko in a bid to revitalize plans for a nuclear power plant in the region.

According to, Governor Mikhalchuk will in the near future meet with the leader of Russia’s state nuclear energy company Rosatom to discuss the project.

Regional authorities in Arkhangelsk believe a nuclear plant will boost the region’s economy and investment potentials.

Governor Mikhalchuk now also calls for the organisation of a working group, which is to help promote and develop the project. The working group will have members of the regional administration and legislative assembly, as well as energy company Arkhenergo and project developers.

The plans for a NPP in Arkhangelsk are not new. In year 2000, the idea was presented to the regional administration, whereupon a declaration of intent was signed by the governor and the federal minister of nuclear energy, Dvinainform writes.

In the years 2003-2004, an investment plan was elaborated.

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