Europe goes nuclear

They were some of the countries most affected by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in 1986, but they could be the ones that spearhead the construction of new nuclear-generating capacity in Europe. The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, together with Poland, are in the midst of talks about the location and financing of a 700-1600 MW nuclear power plant that could cost upwards of EUR3 billion.

All four countries have been re-examining their energy policies

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