Monday, January 14, 2008

Czech Prime Minister Calls for European Nuclear Energy Expansion

From Wiener Zeitung (Austria):

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has called for a "renaissance" of nuclear energy throughout Europe. He said: "If Austria has decided not to produce nuclear energy, it is its decision and its problem."

He has also stated that the 2000 Austrian-Czech Melk Agreement on safety standards at the Czech nuclear-power plant at Temelin has outlived its usefulness. "In my opinion, the Melk Agreement is not binding in terms of international law. The hysteria about Temelin has been artificially stimulated," he said. Austria should concern itself with safety standards at nuclear-power plants in other countries whose "safety standards are lower than ours," Topolanek added.
Which reminds me, Austria does have a nuclear power plant it could restart.

Heh. For more on Temelin, which welcomes 27,000 visitors a year, click here.

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