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PM expresses doubts over nuclear

PRIME Minister Iveta Radičová has said she does not think that using nuclear energy is advantageous for Slovakia.

PRIME Minister Iveta Radičová has said she does not think that using nuclear energy is advantageous for Slovakia.

In a speech presented during a conference on energy security in Bratislava on November 21 she said that one of the reasons why Slovakia is scrutinised by both Austria and the European Union is the ongoing construction work on two reactors at the Mochovce nuclear power plant, the TASR newswire reported.

“I believe that we have seen enough tragedies such as Chernobyl and even malfunctions at Slovak nuclear plants to make us carefully reconsider the future of this energy source,” Radičová said, as quoted by TASR, adding that experts all around the world should adopt a stance on the issue, as the consequences of a nuclear disaster would be immense and would affect countries within as well as beyond Europe.

Radičová also pointed to the promptness with which countries such as Germany decided to shut down some of their nuclear plants and begin contemplating alternative energy sources after the Fukushima plant disaster earlier this year.


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