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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.

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The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.