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China to build nuclear power plants in Romania

Romania and China signed two nuclear cooperation agreements that will give China a role in expanding a nuclear power plant in Romania.

The two agreements include a letter of intent between the China General Nuclear Power Group and Romania’s Nuclearelectrica for China to help build new nuclear reactors at the 1,300 MW Cernavoda power plant, according to Agence France-Presse.

Four partners in Nuclearelectrica, including GDF Suez, RWE, CEZ and Iberdrola, pulled out of the project in 2011 due to economic and market uncertainties. The Cernavoda plant uses CANDU nuclear reactors.

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