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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Greenpeace Advice




KIEV -- The environmental group Greenpeace will propose that Ukraine build a natural gas power plant to make up for energy losses when the Chernobyl nuclear plant is shut down, the group said Tuesday.


Greenpeace wants Ukraine to build the $500 million plant instead of finishing two nuclear reactors at other plants in preparation for Chernobyl's shutdown, Greenpeace energy expert Tobias M?nchmeyer said at a news conference in Kiev.


Ukraine promised the West to shut down Chernobyl after one of the plant's reactors blew up in 1986 and sent a radioactive cloud over much of Europe.


But Ukraine has said it can only bring Chernobyl offline if it gets enough international aid.