Villagers in Rohozná vote against nuclear waste storage site in referendum

The inhabitants of Rohozná, a small village near Jihlava, voted overwhelmingly against the construction of a nuclear waste storage site on their land in a referendum on Saturday. Rohozná is one of eight Czech locations being considered by experts for the purposes of a nuclear waste store. On Saturday, three quarters of the village’s 312 inhabitants came to vote. Two hundred and twenty six people voted against the dump, while six people voted for the project. Nearly as many voters were opposed to a preliminary geological survey of the area, the village’s mayor František Venkrbec said after the vote on Saturday evening.

Author: Rosie Johnston