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"Rosatom" subsidiary say they would deliver fuel to Kozloduy NPP in 2023

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Russian company TVEL, a subsidiary of Rosatom, has fulfilled its nuclear fuel supply program for 2022 on time. We have no doubt that the 2023 delivery program will also be completed without delay, the Russian nuclear company, which supplies fuel for the Kozloduy NPP, wrote in a letter to Energy Minister Rosen Hristov, as quoted by BTA.

With the letter, Moscow responds to the statement Minister Hristov made on December 22, 2022 in a television interview, in which he commented on the newly signed contract with the US corporation "Westinghouse" for the licensing and implementation of an alternative type of nuclear fuel for unit 5 of the Kozloduy NPP. The minister explained that supplies from the Russian company could be suspended due to difficulties caused by Russia's war in Ukraine.

The Russian company also write that they were not informed by the Bulgarian side about the inclusion of another supplier and that mixing of different nuclear fuels posed risks for nuclear safety.

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