Greenpeace against electricity imports from Czech Republic

The Austrian branch of Greenpeace has launched a nationwide petition against imports of electricity produced at the Temelin nuclear power plant in South Bohemia. The petition will be sent to the country's major power distributors, along with a request for them to end all business links with the German company E.ON, which imports electricity from the Czech Republic. A spokesman for Greenpeace told journalists on Thursday that although Austria has a law banning electricity imports from nuclear power plants that are not considered safe, power generated at Temelin could still reach Austria via a distributor in a third country. Greenpeace remains fiercely opposed to the launch of the Temelin nuclear power plant, arguing that it does not meet international nuclear safety standards and should be closed down for a thorough inspection.