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LMP demands government should stop Paks upgrade project over earthquake concerns

LMP demands government should stop Paks upgrade project over earthquake concerns

The green opposition LMP 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 on Wednesday that “it has turned out that 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 closed to the ruling Fidesz party. “Neither security nor technical considerations will prevent them (the government) from doing so,” he insisted. “An expensive Russian loan cannot be turned into cheap Hungarian electricity,” he added.

As we wrote yesterday, the National Election Committee on Tuesday threw out three referendum initiatives concerning the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant.

Photo: Daily News Hungary

Source: MTI

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