Temelin safety talks begin in Vienna

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Experts from the Czech Republic and Austria, and representatives of the European Commission have begun talks in Vienna on the safety of the Temelin nuclear power plant in South Bohemia. The aim of the talks is for Austria to air its concerns over safety at Temelin, an issue that has severely strained relations between Austria, which has a nuclear-free policy, and the Czech Republic. The talks are part of an agreement reached between Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman and Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schussel last December, which also includes a fresh environmental impact study on Temelin.