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Nuclear power plant in Poland faces two-year delay

Poland to build two new nuclear power plants Fukushima Daiichi

Poland-owned utility PGE said plans to build a nuclear power plant would be delayed by about two years.
PGE canceled a $65.87 million contract with WorleyParsons in December saying that it was taking too long to look into available sites, according to Reuters. PGE could reportedly have to conduct all site studies on its own since the contract was canceled. The utility said in the article that it would decide between two sites in 2017.
The project, expected to cost between $10 billion and $15 billion, has had previous delays due to decreased power prices and the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Originally, the project was set to begin operations by 2020, and be completed by 2035. The first unit was expected to be operating by 2025, but that may be pushed back.

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