Nuclear power in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's first commercial nuclear reactor began operation in 1974. 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 using gas from the South Stream pipeline will be built on the site.
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 has plans to build another facility by 2015.
- Uranium Information Center: Nuclear energy in Bulgaria
- Bulgarian Subject Files - Ecology: Nuclear Power Plant Open Society Archives, Budapest
- World Nuclear Association Report on Bulgaria's Nuclear Energy History and Present