Fresh attack on Temelin

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An Austrian environmental spokesman says that putting the Temelin nuclear power plant on-line will be an act of provocation on the part of the Czech government. Josef Puhringer of the Upper Austrian Initiative Against Nuclear Danger told journalists on Wednesday that putting Temelin, which is just 50km from the Austrian border, on line despite long-term technical problems would be an act of deliberate provocation. Mr Puhringer said that if the power plant goes on line, he will take all political and legal measures necessary to shut it down again.