EIA on Temelin made public

The Czech government has made public a large number of documents concerning the controversial nuclear power station in Telemin, South Bohemia. The government posted documents, diagrams and maps from the plant's environmental impact assessment on the Internet. The whole package is 35 megabytes large, which is an equivalent of approximately 17,000 typewritten pages. The new independent environmental impact assessment which is to be completed by next month, is a vital part of an agreement between the Czech and Austrian governments. Temelin's reactor number 1 is supposed to begin full operation in June, start-up of the second reactor is planned for autumn next year.