German expert: Temelin is unsafe

The renowned German nuclear safety expert Helmut Hirsch has published a study claiming that the Czech nuclear power station Temelin is more dangerous than other modern nuclear plants. The study claims that the chance of radioactivity leaking from the plant is ten times higher than at other nuclear facilities. Temelin has suffered a series of setbacks since commencing test operations last year. The plant is fiercely opposed by Austrian environmentalists, who say its mixture of Soviet design and American technology is dangerous.