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Croatia Yet to Develop a National Strategy for Radioactive Waste Disposal

Friday, May 8, 2015

Croatia's environment minister Mihael Zmajlovic said that the government will respond to Bosnia's inquiry on a planned disposal of radioactive waste at the site Trgovska gora, Minister Zmajlovic said that the development of a strategic environmental impact assessment for the national program for the implementation of the strategy for disposal of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel didn't start, and neither did the development of the national program.
In a letter to Bosnian minister of foreign trade and economic relations, Mirko Sarovic, minister Zmajlovic wrote that once the strategic environmental impact assessment near the border with Bosnia, once the national strategy is passed is launched, the cross-border consultations will be conducted within the framework of existing international instruments. He added that Croatia will fully respect the provisions of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment together with the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in Trans-border matters (Espoo Convention.

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Croatian Radioactive Waste Site Alarms Bosnians

Monday, May 4, 2015

Local communities in Bosnia - and in Croatia - are uniting in opposition to a Croatian government plan to construct a radioactive waste disposal site in a pristine natural environment.

A long-ignored local environmental issue is threatening to become a major political headache for Bosnia’s leaders, as well as a point of dispute with neighbouring Croatia.

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Politika: Slovenia will build second unit in Krsko NPP on Sava river

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ljubljana. The state-managed energy company GEN Energy in Slovenia, which owns half of Krsko NPP, has filed an application with the Economy Ministry in Ljubljana for a permit to build a second unit in the nuclear power plant, Serbian Politika daily writes.
The other part of the power plant in Krsko is owned by Croatia. The country will not participate in the construction of the second unit, which will be situated on the Sava river, some 30 km away from Zagreb.

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Croatia Denies Nuclear Plant Contract

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Croatia's Ministry of Economy has denied reports which the country would join with Albania to construct a nuclear power plant, media sources reported. According to media sources, a contract on the deal would be signed by the end of April 2009. Mazal said that at the end of March 2009, Deputy Croatian Prime Minister Damir Polancec was on an official visit to Albania when possible cooperation on constructing a nuclear plant in the country was discussed.

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Zagreb to build nuclear plant

Thursday, April 16, 2009

PODGORICA -- Croatia officials have confirmed that an agreement has been signed with Albania for the construction of a joint nuclear facility near the Montenegrin border.

Croatian Economy Ministry spokesman Tomislav Mazal told Podgorica television station Vijesti that the two governments had formed a working group of five experts each tasked with the technical implementation of this major project.

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Croatian Greens Condemn Nuclear Plans

Friday, August 22, 2008

Zagreb _ Croatian environmentalists are calling on the government to rethink its energy strategy as the government pushes on with plans to build the country’s first nuclear plant.

“After assessing our natural resources we decided to go for sustainable development with pillars in environmentally responsible agriculture, viticulture and responsible tourism. Nuclear energy can jeopardise it all,” said Jovan Jelic, the head of Croatia’s municipality of Erdut as he announced the start of a national anti-nuclear campaign.

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No more nuclear 'taboo,' Croatian leader says

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vienna - Croatia must "lift the taboo" on nuclear power and have a broad debate on its energy future, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said Saturday. Sanader's remarks to Austrian national radio came just days after a coolant leak focused attention on Slovenia's Krsko nuclear reactor, located near the Croatian border and jointly owned by both countries.

"I believe we will have to debate energy policy very shortly in Austria as well as in Croatia," Sanader said. "As part of that, we simply have to lift the taboo on nuclear power."

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Croatian Electrical Company Hid Info on Krsko

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Croatian Electrical Company held back information about a malfunction at the Krsko nuclear power plant for 3 hours.

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Slovenia shuts nuclear plant due to coolant leak

Thursday, June 5, 2008

LJUBLJANA, June 4 (Reuters) - Slovenia's only nuclear power plant was shut down on Wednesday because of a water leak but there was no impact on the environment and the situation was "fully under control", Slovenian and EU officials said.

"The plant was shut down and the leakage was located already. Now the plant will have to cool down for a day or so before the leakage can be repaired," Andrej Stritar, head of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration, told Reuters.

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Croatia Nuclear Plant ‘Would Increase Debt’

Thursday, May 22, 2008

22 May 2008 Zagreb - Croatia’s plans to construct a €2 billion thousand-megawatt nuclear plant will only increase the country’s foreign debt, a daily warns.

Croatia is a debt-ridden country and taking out new loans for a nuclear power plant could bring more trouble, warns Zagreb daily Vecernji list.

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