Transport Minister Dan Tok is insisting that the landslide which buried part of the under-construction D8 highway, linking Prague with Saxony in Germany, was caused by negligence in the operation of a nearby quarry. The minister cites an expert study commissioned by the Czech Transport Ministry, on the grounds of which the ministry is now claiming billion crown damages from Kamen Zbraslav, the company operating the quarry. However experts from the Czech Academy of Sciences who worked on the study say its conclusions did not point to a single culprit. The slope landslide buried part of the highway near the town of Litochovice in June of last year following heavy rainfall.
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