The last phase of the process towards enlargement of the European Union offers opportunities to strenghten the pressure for closure of the Eastern European nuclear reactors.
A majority of the current fifteen EU members are de facto nuclear free or have at least decided to step out of the nuclear era and stop using nuclear power for electricity production. Already in 1997 the EU described its policy on nuclear safety in the process towards enlargement of the Union with 10 Central and Eastern European countries.
Despite all rethorics and despite the significant budget spent on nuclear safety in the enlargement countries there has been no satisfactory reduction in risk to the environment or to the citizens of Europe to which reactors in the CEE countries pose.
In this report we describe the dangerous and inconsistent policy on the highly important issue of nuclear safety. With the report we hope to increase the knowledge, provide tools for campaigning efforts and inspiration for people to take action!
|Energia Klub, Hungary
|CEE Bankwatch Network, Czech Republic
|EU Enlargement Watch, United Kingdom
|Editing and production
|Antony Froggatt and Peer de Rijk
|Steven van Hekelen
This report is published as a special issue of the Nuclear Monitor, the bi-weekly newsletter of World Information Service on Energy (WISE) and Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS). It counts for issues #596, #597 and #598
The report and associative activities were made possible by the financial assistance of:
The Grassroots Foundation