Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Nuclear waste storage site gets operating approval

The Slovak Nuclear Supervisory Bureau has approved the trial operation of a national storage facility for low- and medium-level radioactive waste, said Bureau spokesman Mojmir Seliga on November 8. The site will consist of 80 storage bins made from reinforced concrete, and each holding 279 cubic meters of waste.

Seliga explained that the site would hold waste produced at Slovakia's two nuclear power plants at Jaslovské Bohunice and Mochovce, as well as waste deposits from Slovak research institutes, laboratories and hospitals. To date, nuclear waste in Slovakia has been stored in a temporary storage facility in Jaslovské Bohunice. Construction on the permanent location started in 1996.

Top stories

Camping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava

A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.

Wizz Air: Luggage changes have to wait until we train our staff

Clients of the Wizz Air airline will no longer have to pay for bigger hand luggage with a new service to be launched in late October.

Highways do not solve problems in hunger valleys

Recent analysis says that districts also need quality human capital, but the transport minister questions the results.

D1 highway, illutsrative stock photo