The National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) has extended the operating life of block 4 of Hungary’s single nuclear power plant in Paks, 100 kilometres south of Budapest, for another 20 years.
The block went online in 1987 and its current permit was to expire on December 31, 2017.
The lifespan of the plant’s third block was extended last December.
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.
The four blocks at the Paks plant account for almost 53 percent of domestic electricity generation.