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Committee supports expansion of nuclear power plant

Parliament's Environmental Committee on Monday voted in favor of an expansion of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant with 15 ayes, one nay and one abstention.

Tamás Zárándy, head of department at Hungary's energy ministry, said the expansion was necessary to ensure a secure energy supply and a stable electricity price. It is also important from the point of view of environmental and employment policy, he added. (MTI – Econews)