Austrian demonstrators protest against Temelin

20-01-2001

A demonstration by Austrian anti-nuclear activists was held at the Dolni Dvoriste - Wullowitz border check point on Friday. The Austrian demonstrators were protesting at the Czech government's decision to carry out tests on the impact of the Temelin nuclear power station on the environment within a period of time which they say is too short. Anti-nuclear activists from Upper Austria have been joined by the Austrian Green Party which claims that the planned tests run counter to an agreement signed by the two countries' prime ministers, Milos Zeman and Wolfgang Schuessel in the town of Melk last month. There the Czech Republic pledged to carry out tests on the plant's impact on the environment by June this year.