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Hundreds take part in protest event expressing opposition to plans for nuclear waste repository

ČTK |
25 April 2016

Prague, April 23 (CTK) - Hundreds of people protested in seven places in the Czech Republic Saturday against the possible construction of a permanent radioactive waste storage facility, in which the Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SURAO) wants to do geological exploration survey.
The protest had the form of marches, running and cycling relays, exhibitions as well as film screeenings.
Localities in north Bohemia and in south Bohemia and Moravia have been considered as possible sites of the future repository.
The repository is to be established by 2065. Thousands of tonnes of spent fuel from nuclear power plants are to be permanently deposited in it.
The Czech Republic has a nuclear power plant in Temelin, south Bohemia, and Dukovany, south Moravia.
Day Against the Repository was held simultaneously in all localities considered as its future site for a second time this year.

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