Handful of demonstrators protest against Temelin in Vienna

28-12-2000

Turning to other news now, and several dozen people demonstrated outside the Czech Embassy in Vienna on Wednesday in protest at the Temelin nuclear power station in South Bohemia. The demonstration was peaceful, and protestors dispersed after an hour. Many Austrians are angry at the launch in October of Temelin, a Soviet-designed plant with Western safety technology. The Czech and Austrian governments recently reached a compromise solution, with Prague agreeing on a new environmental impact survey at the plant.