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Nuclear energy in Greece

Although Greece has established the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (Greek: Ελληνική Επιτροπή Ατομικής Ενέργειας, ΕΕΑΕ), a decision has been made not to implement a nuclear power program to generate electricity.[citation needed]

There is one operational nuclear research reactor in the Demokritos Research Institute and one sub-critical assembly.[1] The country believes that due to its small size and frequent earthquakes in the region with Italy, and Turkey, nuclear power would not provide many benefits.[2] Greece did receive electricity produced by nuclear power from Bulgaria in the past. However, with the shutdown of two Bulgarian reactors in 2006, these imports are almost non-existent.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities. Greece" (PDF). Nuclear legislation in OECD countries. OECD/NEA. 2007. ISSN 1727-3854. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
  2. ^ Lekakis, George (2007-04-03). "Greece rules out nuclear power". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
  3. ^ "Nuclear Power in Bulgaria". World Nuclear Association. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2010-06-20.

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