July 13th, 2017

LMP calls on gov’t to stop Paks expansion for earthquake concerns

The green LMP party demands that the government should discontinue preparations for an upgrade of Hungary’s sole nuclear plant at Paks over recent concerns of a possible earthquake in the region. LMP’s Péter Ungár told a press conference, “It turns out the government cannot guarantee the security of residents” in light of a recently published study which suggested “serious geological concerns” around the location of plant.

Ungár also suggested that the government’s aim was to draw funds from the Russian loan designed to finance the project and channel them to businesses close to the governing Fidesz party. “Neither security nor technical considerations will prevent them from doing so,” he insisted. “An expensive Russian loan cannot be turned into cheap Hungarian electricity,” he added.

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  • It is good that they put PAKS in the middle of Hungary, so no part of the country will have a chance avoiding the effect of an accident, but creating the biggest possible buffer to Hungary’s neighbours…

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