Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 129

Armenia’s State Committee for Atomic Energy announced yesterday that the nuclear power plant at Medjumor is operational again. The newer one of the plant’s two Soviet-era VVER 440-type reactors was connected to the country’s electricity grid and produced its first electricity the previous day, the Committee said. The plant is operating well below capacity for the time being. At projected capacity, it should cover some 30 percent of Armenia’s electricity requirements. (19)

The plant was closed down as unsafe in early 1989 under public pressure in the wake of the December 1988 earthquake, although it was undamaged. But public opinion has since shifted as a result of the energy crisis caused mainly by Azerbaijan’s transport and energy blockade of Armenia.

1. Interfax, November 6

2. Interfax, November 6

3. Itar-Tass, November 4

4. The Ukrainian Weekly, No. 45, November 5, 1995

5. Russian TV and Radio-1, November 4

6. Interfax, Itar-Tass, November 4

7. NTV, Russian TV, November 4

8. Russian and Western agencies, November 5 and 6

9. Interfax, Russian TV, November 4 through 6; Krasnaya zvezda, November 1

10. Russian TV, Itar-Tass, November 3 and 4

11. Itar-Tass and Interfax, November 3, 4, and 5

12. Russian TV and agencies, November 3 through 6

13. Interfax, November 3

14. BNS, November 3 and 4

15. Ukraine Radio, November 4

16. Interfax-Ukraine, November 3

17. Novaya ezhednevnaya gazeta, No. 41, November 2-8

18. Sakinform News Agency, October 31

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