Concern over the safety of Slovene nuclear power station

13-06-2003

Poland like Austria has no nuclear power stations. But there are currently 72 power stations in Europe - including 2 in the Czech Republic, 2 in Slovakia, 1 in Hungary and 1 in Slovenia. The Krsko nuclear plant in Slovenia produces nearly 50 % of the country's electricity. But Greenpeace says Krsko doesn't meet EU security standards. It accuses the government of ignoring both demands from the EU and the fears of the local community about a nuclear accident. Are these claims justified?