April 16, 2009

Albania, Croatia plan nuclear power plant

Albania and Croatia plan to jointly build a nuclear power plant at Lake Shkoder, close to the border with Montenegro, Croatian officials said.

The plan provoked disagreements in Podgorica, where Cedomir Cejovic, a construction expert said it would be dangerous to build a nuclear plant in the quake-prone region, Montenegro's TV News said Thursday.

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said there would be plenty of time to discuss issues involved in the plan.

Tomislav Mazal, a spokesman for the Croatian Economy Ministry, said a special team of experts will work on the project.

The 1,500-megawatt nuclear power plant, to be built on Albanian territory, would cost about $5.3 billion.