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Despite efforts to cut emissions, Slovenia's second N-plant uncertain

Ljubljana, 19 December - Ideas to build a second nuclear power station have long been around, even more so as Slovenia is making a transition to a low-carbon society and the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK) is due to close in 2043. But with safety concerns and a EUR 5 billion price tag, politicians have been reluctant to make any concrete commitments.

NEK, located in Vrbina near the town of Krško on the border with Croatia, which owns half of the nuclear power station, build at a time of former Yugoslavia.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Prime Minister Marjan Šarec during his August visit to the Krško Nuclear Plant (NEK), accompanied by NEK director Stane Rožman.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
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