MPs Push for Nuke Plant Referendum

Politics | June 3, 2004, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgarian Parliament will vote on the Socialists' move for calling on referendum over the decommissioning of units 3 and 4 of nuke plant Kozloduy.

Their closure has been set as a prerequisite on the very start of EU entry negotiations.

A total of 64 MPs, including socialists and maverick parliamentarians, have initiated a subscription in support for a referendum on the nuke units decommissioning.

In a series of visits and peer reviews the European nuclear watchdog has concluded positively on the high level of safety and exploitation functionality of both Russia-made units.

President Georgi Parvanov also raised a critical voice against the EU-bound engagement by the previous government, who - according to him - had been overhasty agreeing to close Kozloduy's units 3 and 4.
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