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Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

The communities living there have been preparing themselves for its construction, having observed nuclear power plants in operation elsewhere, and so the government has “societal approval” to build one, he said. A nuclear power station’s investment cycle lasts about ten years, but preparatory work may take a few years, the minister said, but a lot has already been done, he added.

“A nuclear power plant is a more expensive power plant under construction, especially when it comes to security, but it is much cheaper to operate,” Tchórzewski said. The fuel required for a nuclear power plant is very small compared to a coal plant, he added.

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