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The Hungarian Parliament approved today the extension of the life of the four operating reactors, Russian production, of the Paks NPP.

The green light was thus given to the government's plans to extend the operation of the reactors for another 20 years, reports BTA.

The Hungarian government announced in June that Hungary wanted to extend the life of the reactors, and in September the country applied to the European Union for approval of its plan.

Parliament approved the legislative proposals submitted by Deputy Prime Minister Zholt Shemen with 170 votes for, eight against and one abstention.

Nuclear plants have produced the least amount of electricity in 40 years

With oil and gas prices rising because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and amid concerns about energy supplies, several countries are considering extending the lives of their nuclear power plants or building new reactors.

Hungary also plans to expand its Paks NPP with the help of Russia's Rosatom, which is building two new VVER reactors with a capacity of 1,200 MW each, in addition to the four already operating at the nuclear power plant.


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