July 11th, 2017

Paks II nuclear site is not earthquake proof, says secret report – The Budapest Beacon

A tectonic fault line lies beneath the planned site of the Paks II nuclear plant, making the area unsafe for nuclear facilities according to an unpublished report by a geological expert, reports Átlátszó.hu.

As stated in a 2011 government decree that was consistent with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) security recommendations, it is forbidden to build a nuclear plant on a site where there is a tectonic fault line that has produced surface movement in the last 100,000 years within a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) radius of the nuclear plant.

Source: Paks II nuclear site is not earthquake proof, says secret report – The Budapest Beacon

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  • Bowen

    Szánd meg Isten a magyart
    Kit vészek hányának,
    Nyújts feléje védő kart
    Tengerén kínjának.

    • National Hiphop

      True enough, one can still pray when all hell breaks loose.

  • pantanifan

    “While the final report contains all the disturbing geological information, the results are interpreted creatively. Despite the findings of the report, authors found the Paks area suitable for construction of a nuclear plant. According to geologists contacted by Átlátszó, the wording of the report is clearly politically influenced and tries to play down the threat posed by the tectonic activity beneath the site.”

    This issue is too important to be a question of party politics, when people’s safety is potentially at risk. Wouldn’t it be possible to delay construction of Paks II until the situation has been clarified by independent experts?

  • Damien Dae

    It’s high time Fidesz changes the constitution (once again but everybody’s gotten used to it by now) to make earthquakes illegal in Hungary. Why should Hungarian drivers endure tremor-caused cracks on the roads any longer?


  • So good then that Fidesz is doing its best to make fewer Hungarians…

    • Damien Dae

      To be fair, the amount of Hungarians could possibly be on the rise, just not in Hungary but in the countries with population gains.

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