Letter to the Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic Dr. Peter Žiga regarding reactors 3 & 4 at the Mochovce nuclear power plant

Reactors 3 & 4 at the Mochovce nuclear power plant must undergo an independent review. If major damages impacting the installations’ safety are confirmed, any commissioning is to be abandoned immediately.

The Mochovce NPP is located only 400km away from the German border. In the beginning of April, the Austrian and Slovak civil society revealed worker testimonies reporting major damages in the confinement system of both reactor buildings. According to these testimonies, the confinement system was damaged in the course of upgrading both reactors of the VVER 440/213 design to present-day safety standards. But this reactor type from the seventies is based on an outdated technology and will never meet such standards, and even less so if upgrades are causing new damages.

For this reason did I request from the Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic Dr. Peter Žiga to run an independent review of both blocks and to stop the commissioning process of both reactors once and for all if these damages are to be confirmed.

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