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At the beginning of December 2016 the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) requested the inspection of the steam generators at the Gösgen and Beznau nuclear power plants. Georg Schwarz, ENSI Deputy Director and head of the NPPs Division, explains the background and context in the following interview.
Portugal appeals to Brussels over nuclear grievance with Spain
Portugal will appeal to the European Commission over the planned construction at the Almaraz power plant because it fears cross-border environmental risks, Environment Minister Joao Matos Fernandes said on Thursday.
The Spanish government announced a decision to build the facility on December 29th but Lisbon says E-governed cross border impact wasn’t taken into account.
Almaraz, on the River Tagus, is located just 100 km east of the Portuguese border. The Tagus crosses into central Portugal from Spain and meets the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon.
“We are not saying there is necessarily an impact for Portugal, but any potential impacts have to be properly studied, which has not been done,” Fernandes said.