Bulgaria's 2nd Nuke "Sensible" Topic

Politics | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Romanian authorities see the construction of the second Bulgarian nuclear power plant in Bulgaria as a "sensible" one.

We asked Bulgaria to provide us with information on that sensible project, Mircea Geoana, Romania's Foreign Minister, said at a press conference in Bucharest. He said that once Sofia gives that information the Romanian officials are determined to ask Brussels whether the project is safe for the environment.

Geoana also said that a Romanian commission is also checking the Bulgarian project. The Romanian foreign minister pointed out that the Bulgarian state has acted "correctly" by informing Bucharest on its project. Unlike Ukraine, Bulgaria is acting as an honest neighbour, Geoana said.

The Romanian politician also said that Bucharest would ask for extremely strict security measures.

Earlier in September residents of the Danube-town of Turnu Magurele, South Romania, protested against the construction of a nuclear power plant on the Bulgarian side of the river. The protesters were holding slogans with "We do not want new Chernobyl" and "No to radioactive pollution".

Bulgaria's second nuclear plant in Belene was re-launched for construction after a government decision end of last year. It had been set to a halt in 1992 due to protests from environmentalists.
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