A week of nuclear news in Europe 18/01/2017

Politics of Energy Dependency: Illuminating Ukraine’s Energy Black Box from within

Full interview with Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda on “Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure”

Reassurance from the Swiss nuclear Lobby ENSI Georg Schwarz Ummmm?

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.

Reassurance from the Swiss nuclear Lobby ENSI Georg Schwarz Ummmm?

Portugal appeals to Brussels over nuclear grievance with Spain


Portugal is to appeal to Brussels to intervene and halt Spanish intentions to develop a nuclear w Environment Minister Joao Matos Fernandesaste storage facility close to the border with its Iberian neighbour.

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.



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