Public forums continue on the Paks side of the Danube

4/8/15 6:00 AM
MVM Paks II Ltd. launched a series of public forums in 40 municipalities around Paks on 17 March 2015. The topics of the events include the current status of the project, the environmental permitting process, the Environmental Impact Statement and the public hearing to be held in Paks on 7 May. After 20 forums held on the Kalocsa side of the Danube, the series of events continues on the Paks side.

The Company held public forums in 20 municipalities of the Kalocsa District (Kalocsa, Foktő, Dusnok, Fajsz, Bátya, Uszód, Dunaszentbenedek, Géderlak, Ordas, Dunapataj, Hajós, Miske, Drágszél, Homokmégy, Szakmár, Öregcsertő, Újtelek, Harta, Dunatetétlen and Solt) between 17 March and 7 April, which were attended by more than 1,300 interested members of the public in total. At the events, Dr Attila Aszódi, Government Commissioner responsible for the maintenance of the capacity of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, gave presentations about the project aimed at the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units, the licensing processes and the details of the Environmental Impact Statement, then the Government Commissioner, the State Secretary present on behalf of the Government and the executives of MVM Paks II Ltd. answered questions asked by those interested.
The issue of a bridge over the Danube at Kalocsa was raised at each of the forums, and safety and the cooling of the units were also priority topics. Through the detailed answers and the expressive presentations preceding them, the audiences received detailed information on issues concerning the project.

The series of forums is continuing in an additional 20 municipalities on the Paks side of the Danube (Dunaföldvár, Németkér, Bölcske, Madocsa, Gerjen, Dunaszentgyörgy, Bogyiszló, Fadd, Szekszárd, Tolna, Fácánkert, Szedres, Tengelic, Kajdacs, Sárszentlőrinc, Pusztahencse, Nagydorog, Györköny, Pálfa and Bikács) between 8 and 23 April.

Opportunities are offered for obtaining information both prior to and after the forums. The entire environmental permitting documentation can be found at the website of MVM Paks II Ltd., and the mayor of every municipality receives a copy of the printed version of the non-technical summary at the public forums, which is available to anyone at the local governments afterwards. After the series of information forums, an official public hearing will be held in Paks, in the Theatre Hall of Csengey Dénes Cultural Centre, on 7 May 2015 at 5.00 p.m.