Czech-Austrian border to be blocked on Sunday

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The authorities in the Upper Austria decided on Thursday not to allow a blockade of the Czech-Austrian border, planned by five local organizations of anti-nuclear activists for this coming Sunday. They are prepared to renew blockades in protest against plans to put the Temelin nuclear power plant in South Bohemia back on line. According to the APA news agency, some of the activists have responded by saying the blockade would take place under any circumstances, as an "emergency defence measure". However, it will not be held right at the border crossing, but some 500 metres away. The Upper Austrian governor, Josef Puhringer, has sent a letter to Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman, in which he says that documentation from an environmental impact study into Temelin, which was sent to Austria, was allegedly incomplete.