The Soviet nuclear power plant programme is said to be expanding despite recent publicity given to concern about radiation levels.
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Background: MOVO-VORONEZH, USSR
The Soviet nuclear power plant programme is said to be expanding despite recent publicity given to concern about radiation levels. With some 30 nuclear power stations already operating or under construction,national electricity demand far exceeds supply. Power cuts are reportedly normal in some areas and though production of other fuels -- gas, oil and coal -- is to be stepped up, it is planned to increase nuclear power's contribution to around 14 per cent by 1985. Many nuclear stations are sited near towns and cities in the European region of the Soviet Union. Public awareness of radiation and of risks to domestic water supplies has led to the establishment of a National Nuclear Safety Committee. The plant at Novo-Voronezh was built in 1957, the year that a major nuclear accident is through to have happened at a station in the Ural mountains. Novo-Voronezh is some 512 kilometres (320 miles) south of Moscow and releases hot water into the River Don. The station's physicist report decreasing levels of radioactivity in the area.
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