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Slovenian PM says referendum will be needed to approve new nuclear

Slovenian PM says referendum will be needed to approve new nuclear

Prime Minister Robert Golob said "it will be difficult for Europe to get out of the current energy situation without the maximum use of all technologies" with renewables and nuclear at the forefront, and said that there will need to be a referendum to get public approval for the JEK 2 project for a second reactor at Krško in Slovenia.

New Nuclear 02 November 2022


Krško gets an overhaul

Krško gets an overhaul

The Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia is undergoing a maintenance outage including the installation of a new high pressure steam turbine. The plant's owners are developing plans for its long term operation into the early 2040s.

Corporate 12 October 2022



IAEA review praises Slovenia progress on emergency preparedness

IAEA review praises Slovenia progress on emergency preparedness

The International Atomic Energy Agency's Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) noted that Slovenia had made "significant progress in developing and revising emergency arrangements" since the initial EPREV mission five years ago.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2022


IAEA assesses Slovenia's radwaste programme

IAEA assesses Slovenia's radwaste programme

Slovenia has a "comprehensive, robust and well-functioning system" for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2022


Slovenia committed to nuclear safety, says IAEA

Slovenia committed to nuclear safety, says IAEA

Slovenia is continuously working to further strengthen its mature nuclear and radiation safety framework, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team recommended the government should consider allotting sufficient funding and human resources to the country's nuclear regulators to guarantee their sustained independence and performance.

Regulation & Safety 14 April 2022


Slovenia sets date to exit coal

Slovenia sets date to exit coal

Slovenia will close its coal-fired power plants in 2033, the country's government has decided. New nuclear build to enable this is planned at the Krško plant before 2030.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste is an "important alternative option for us to consider," Slovenia’s radioactive waste management organisation’s Leon Kegel has said following a preliminary study into solutions for the disposing of used fuel from the TRIGA II research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the intermediate and high-level long-lived radioactive waste that is being temporarily stored by five European countries, according to a feasibility study by Deep Isolation. The study was commissioned by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning on behalf of the European Repository Development Organisation, a multinational group established in 2021 to address the challenges of safely managing long-lived radioactive wastes either separately or in one combined mined repository.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2021


Krško completes IAEA review of long-term operation

Krško completes IAEA review of long-term operation

The International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation) review mission was requested by the plant's operator, Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško.

Regulation & Safety 18 October 2021


Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Radiation from used nuclear fuel could be used to create a valuable fuel additive needed for renewable biodiesel, scientists in Slovenia and the UK have shown. The research highlights that there are "unexplored renewable processes that can be realised using ionising radiation - especially considering used fuel pools as a source of catalytic energy," said the paper, published in Nature Communications Chemistry last week. It was written by scientists from Slovenia's Jožef Stefan Institute and the UK's Lancaster University and Aston University.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2021