Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant

Repairs at Armenian nuclear power plant kick off

The operation of the Metsamor nuclear power plant (NPP) in Armenia has been suspended, the press service of the nuclear power plant informs, specifying that this is due to the annual scheduled repair, during which the complete unloading of the …

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Report: Armenian NPP should be closed as soon as possible

The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor cannot be improved in accordance with modern safety atomic power generation requirements, and therefore it should be closed as soon as possible, according to the report of the European Commission …

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Nuclear power plant makes Armenia a ticking time bomb

Once Armenia's defeat against Azerbaijan was put on paper, some Armenians, struggling to face reality, brought up nuclear weapons as a form of potential retaliation (See Armenian newspaper calls for use of nuclear weapon against Azerbaijan) These discussions, however, ignore the fact that Armenia does host nuclear power on its soil but in the form of a decaying Soviet nuclear reactor – a ticking bomb that is not only a threat to Armenia itself but its neighbors as well

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Fate of Armenian nuclear power plant's waste

Concerns are growing over the safe management of radioactive waste from the Metsamor nuclear power plant, located some 30 kilometres from the Armenian capital Yerevan. Environmentalists have repeatedly raised the potential hazards that the plant

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Russia prolongs loan for Armenia's NPP upgrade

Russia has agreed to prolong a $270 million loan for upgrading the Metsamor nuclear power plant, Armenia's Territorial Management and Infrastructure Minister Suren Papikyan said. "The issue of loan …

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Armenia to build new nuclear power plant?

Armenia’s authorities are negotiating with Russia over prospects for the participation in construction of a new nuclear power plant in the country, Armenian Vice Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said. According to …

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Metsamor NPP to be modernized by 2021

Modernization of the Metsamor nuclear power plant will be completed by 2021, Rosatom press service reported. As part of the project to extend the service life of the Metsamor nuclear power plant, modernization of equipment at one of 2 …

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Does Armenia give up on its nuclear power plant?

Next summer the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant will stop for two months for activities on its lifetime extension. Another four months - before and after a complete stop - the station will work at half load. Russia's Rosatom together …

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