Final verdict: Temelin is safe

11-04-2001

An environmental impact assessment conducted by an international team of experts has described the Czech Republic's Temelin nuclear power station as safe, and its impact on the environment minimal. The study rules out negative impact both on Czech and Austrian citizens even in case of an accident. However the study foresees a potential danger in contamination of both underground and surface water sources. The expert commission recommends resolving the problem of storage of nuclear waste from the plant in a reasonable time perspective.