Hundreds take part in protest event expressing opposition to plans for nuclear waste repository
Hundreds of residents in seven municipalities held protest events on Saturday expressing opposition to plans for the Czech Republic in the coming years to begin building a deep geological nuclear waste repository. The country's Radioactive Waste Depository Authority is aiming to conduct geological surveys in all seven areas to assess suitability. Protestors on Saturday held sports events and one of the towns said it was withdrawing its representatives from talks with the authority, on the grounds it had misrepresented their position. The protest comes only a few days before the world marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.