Austrians Maintain Battle against Temelin

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Austrian anti-nuclear activists continue with their campaign against the controversial Temelin nuclear power station in South Bohemia. During protest action on Friday, campaigners blocked the streets of Linz by driving their cars slowly around the town. They also presented the Upper Austrian Governor and the head of the local Chamber of Commerce with a list of demands, including halting nuclear fission in Temelin until thorough testing has been completed. The protest was meant as a message to the Austrian government that in the event that the recent agreement between the Czech and Austrian governments concerning Temelin fails to materialise, they are ready to renew blockades of Czech-Austrian border crossings. The agreement included setting up a telephone hotline between Prague and Vienna, and compiling a new environmental impact study for Temelin.