A public hearing was held in Vienna

9/24/15 6:00 AM
The international phase of the environmental approval continued in Vienna, where the public hearing was held on 23 September 2015.

During the event dr. Attila Aszódi, government commissioner for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant informed the public about the actuality of the Paks II. investment, the enviromental effects of the construction and the operation of the new nuclear power plant units and the safety parameters. The government commissioner highlighted the Paks II. project meets the climate protection requirements, and the two new power plant units would survive even a Fukushima-like event. Attila Aszódi also said the heat effect of the nuclear power plant won’t damage the Danube. The government commissioner told during his lecture that the new power plant units meet the EU’s and Hungary’s regulations both, and Hungary is continuously keeping Brussels up to date with the details of the project. Regarding the low and mid-level waste Attila Aszódi said in Hungary the storage of such waste is provided, and regarding the high-level waste and spent fuel there’s a national program is plan according to EU regulations, which could be realized in the following years.

During the seven hours long public hearing after the commissioner’s lecture there was an opportunity to ask questions or give opinions, and the government commissioner and the members of the Hungarian delegation answered everything detailed.

The next public hearings of the international phase will be held on 28 September in Oradea and on 29 September in Timișoara.