Poland selects Wejherowo region for first nuclear power plant

Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ – Polish Nuclear Power Plants), the government company responsible for plans to deploy up to six reactors at multiple sites by 2040, announced that it had selected the coastal location of Lubiatowo-Kopalino in the Choczewo commune in Pomerania near Wejherowo for the first reactor.

In the first quarter of 2022, an environmental impact statement will be submitted to the General Director of Environmental Protection. The Polish Energy Policy assumes that the first nuclear power plant unit will be put into operation in 2033.

“We are operating as planned and the choice of location confirms this. Poland needs nuclear energy , and the construction of the first power plant of this type in Poland is important for the entire country, both in terms of energy transformation and security of energy supply, said Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment.

The location was chosen following detailed environmental and location studies conducted since 2017. These have shown that it meets all environmental requirements for such facilities and is safe for residents, PEJ said. The other potential location under consideration was on Lake Zarnowieckie. PEJ will now apply for the necessary permits and approval, the company added.

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