Eco Unit to Appeal Court Decision on Belene Nuke

Politics | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Environmental organisation "Ecoglasnost" announced its determination to appeal the Monday decision of the Supreme Administrative Court.

The court ruled out the environmentalists' claim against the construction of Belene nuclear site as inadmissible. The magistrates concluded that the government had actually adopted no decision on April 2004 to launch the construction of the nuclear unit that was argued by the environmental organisation "Ecoglasnost".

There is a decision of the Bulgarian Council of Ministers for the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant and we have a copy of it, Petar Panchev, Deputy Chairman of Ecoglasnost pointed out.

The construction works of Bulgaria's second nuclear plant was re-launched following a political decision, the government spokesperson Dimitar Tsonev commented on Monday. He pointed out that numerous procedures and tenders on the selection of a nuclear unit were still ahead to be decided.

At a press conference on Monday environmentalists claimed that the future-to-be plant will rise on a seismically active land and called on the government to back up its decision of Belene with argumentation on the economic and environmental advantages of the project as located at Belene.
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