Budapest, December 22 (MTI) – The National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) has extended the operating life of block 3 of Hungary’s single nuclear power plant in Paks, 100 kilometres south of Budapest, for another 20 years.
The block went online in 1986 and its current permit was to expire on December 31, 2016.
The OAH earlier extended the lifespans of the plant’s number one and number two blocks by another two decades past the originally planned 30 years.
An application for extending the lifespan of the fourth block, which expires at the end of next year, was submitted in November.
The four blocks at the facility account for nearly 53 percent of domestic electricity generation.