Further Austrian warnings over Temelin

22-02-2001

The governor of Upper Austria, which borders on the Czech Republic, has appealed to the Czech Republic not to reactivate the Temelin nuclear plant until it finds the precise cause of recent technical problems at the plant. Josef Puhringer said it would be an act of provocation and a blow to Czech-Austrian cooperation over the controversial plant. He was speaking in response to a recent comment by Temelin's management that it had repaired damage to a turbine at the plant, but was not sure what had caused the problem.