Temelin back on the agenda

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On the eve of another round of bilateral talks on the safety of the Temelin nuclear power plant, Austrian anti-nuclear activists have again called for the plant to be closed down permanently. Austrian environment minister Wilhelm Molterer, who is due to meet in Prague with the Czech foreign minister Jan Kavan on Saturday, is under growing pressure from the Greens and the opposition SPO to broach the subject of scrapping the controversial power plant. Opposition to the plant in Austria increased following the news that it was to be closed down for two months of repair work.