ADDITIONAL European Union (EU) funding towards the decommissioning of Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant and Slovakia's Bohunice plant has been pledged by an EU heads of government meeting in Brussels. This European Council promised that between 2004 and 2006, the EU would give the Lithuanian government Euro 70 million annually for the job. Government leaders also concluded that payments will have to continue beyond that date, as Ignalia's unit two will close in 2009 and this decommissioning effort "represents for Lithuania an ...

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