Czech Republic

Nuclear causes ripples in new member states

Monday, October 22, 2007

Nuclear causes ripples in new member states
ENDS Europe DAILY 2412, 19/10/07
The Czech Green party has threatened to bring down the coalition
government in which it is a junior partner if members of the majority
ODS party support amendments to an energy law that would shift
ultimate power over decisions on possible new nuclear plants from the
government to the parliament.

The Greens said this week that any support from government MEPs for
changes tabled by the opposition for a vote next week would be
tantamount to breaking a coal

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Fire in Czech nuclear station compound quickly put out

Monday, September 3, 2007

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A fire broke out in an air-drying unit inside the Temelin nuclear station compound Tuesday afternoon, and was quickly put out by the station's staff, a spokesman said Wednesday.

The incident posed no danger to the plant's operation and safety, Temelin spokesman Marek Svitak said.

The fire was caused by the overheating of the components in an air-drying station about 1 kilometer (700 yards) outside the actual reactor building, Svitak said.

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Czech power utility CEZ filed court action against Upper Austria over Temelin nuclear plant

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

PRAGUE. JUNE 27. INTERFAX CENTRAL EUROPE - Prague and Warsaw-listed Czech power utility CEZ, which operates the controversial Temelin nuclear power plant, filed a complaint in a regional court earlier this month against Upper Austria for its efforts to bring Temelin's operations to a halt, Czech daily Lidove noviny (LN) reported Wednesday.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

See Category:Temelín

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Czechs yield to neighbours on Temelin EIA

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

The Czech Republic has agreed that its Temelin nuclear power plant will undergo a full environmental impact assessment (EIA) in line with EU requirements before fully coming on stream. Pressure for the change was exerted by the European Commission after vigorous allegations by neighbours Austria and Germany that the plant did not match western standards. The first of the power station's two 981 megawatt reactors has been running at test levels since 10 October.

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