The Paks nuclear power plant – Photo: OAH

Szijjarto: Hungary gets another delivery of Paks fuel by air

Hungary has taken another delivery of fuel rods for the Paks nuclear power plant by air, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Wednesday.

The fuel rods were delivered by Volga-Dnepr on a flight that passed over Belarus, Poland and Slovakia before arriving in Hungary, Szijjarto said on Facebook prior to a cabinet meeting.

Hungary got its first air delivery of fuel rods for the Paks plant about two weeks earlier.

Normally, the fuel is delivered by train across Ukraine, but Hungary was forced to find an alternative route because of the war.

The Paks plant accounts for around half of Hungary’s electricity generation.

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