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Bohunice wants payment for nuclear plant crash

THE VILLAGE of Jaslovské Bohunice in Western Slovakia is demanding Sk2 billion (€50 million) from the state in damages for the 1977 nuclear power plant crash. The municipality is ready to turn to the courts to settle the claim.

Mayor Peter Ryška says that the municipality has been making efforts to fix the amount of damages caused by the crash for 15 years, according to the daily SME.

Ryška claims that the good name of the village has been damaged. This has resulted in a dramatic drop in land prices around the village and had a negative impact on its agriculture.

Peter Gaál, of the Public Health Office, says that the radiation during the crash of the A1 block reached degree four on the INES seven-degree radiation chart. The Chernobyl catastrophe reached the seventh degree.

Power producer Slovenské elektrárne, which operates the Bohunice plant, is analyzing Jaslovské Bohunice’s damages claim.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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