Paks fuel rods could be delivered by air
The Hungarian government is drafting a plan to deliver fuel to the Paks nuclear plant by air, Hungarian daily Népszabadság reported today.
The government is making the move of transporting the fuel by air instead of by train through Ukraine is serving safety purposes and is aiming to ensure continuous fuel supply, the paper reported citing unnamed sources.
Presumably any plane carrying nuclear fuel would avoid the route taken by the Malaysian airliner that was recently shot down over the Ukraine.
The information published in the paper was confirmed by Szabolcs Hullán, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority's deputy director general for nuclear safety. Hullán added that the transportation of nuclear fuel by air is technically feasible and noted that Slovakia and Romania have already done so.
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