HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Greenpeace objects to Akkuyu nuclear power plant ÇED report

By Latifa Akay, Today's Zaman

1643 days ago   Article ID# 1525467
Original URL

 

Greenpeace

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (Today's Zaman) - Representatives from Greenpeace have branded an environmental impact report (ÇED) -- filed by the Russian company Rusatom to build a nuclear power plant in the Turkish bay of Akkuyu -- as “severely lacking.” The group delivered their complaint to the ÇED office on Wednesday.

Greenpeace Mediterranean Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Cenk Levi told Today's Zaman on Thursday that he has no doubt that the fate of the Akkuyu project will be the same as Bulgaria's Belene project, which was officially scrapped on Wednesday.

Levi said the ÇED report, which was released on March 2, fails to compare nuclear power to renewable sources -- as is required by international guidelines -- or undertake a comparative study of alternative reactor models. “Rusatom plans to use the VVER 1200 [Water-Water Energetic] reactor in the Akkuyu power plant. Only yesterday we saw the Bulgarian government scrap their plans to build a second nuclear power plant using a very similar reactor,” Levi said. He added that the Bulgarian project was abandoned because it had no investors and proved cost prohibitive.

“Another nuclear project that was 95 percent complete was cancelled in Russia three weeks ago and I have no doubt that the same destiny is awaiting Akkuyu. The project has had considerable economic and business shortcomings from the very beginning. On top of this, 70 percent of the population of Mersin opposes the construction of a power plant. This is an illegal project and it cannot go forward,” Levi said.

Levi also told Today's Zaman that the Akkuyu ÇED report fails to address the environmental impacts of the nuclear reactor after its construction. “What will be done with the nuclear waste? Will it stay in Turkey, will it go to the ocean, the sun or the moon? None of this is detailed in the report,” he said.

The Turkish government has been accelerating its efforts to proceed with the Akkuyu project in light of the Ministry of Energy's drive to reduce dependency on energy imports.

Copyright 2016 Today's Zaman   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1643 days ago   Article ID# 1525467

Greenpeace    Visit Website

More News

Greenpeace block palm oil delivery at Rotterdam port

36 hours ago From maritime-executive.com 

LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - ...

Ryu Jun Yeol joins environmental protection campaign

42 hours ago From soompi.com 

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - ...

Greenpeace warns government of health costs of coal

2 days ago From thejakartapost.com 

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - ...

China ship owners pay up for Australia reef disaster

8 days ago From phys.org 

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN, U K - ...

Groups fight to stop bill allowing oil, gas exploration

9 days ago From cbc.ca 

OTTAWA, CANADA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Consequences of climate change: polar bear population shrinking due to Arctic sea ice melt

Action: Climate Change

Alert! The melting sea ice in the Arctic is leaving polar bears hungry and their population dwindling in numbers.

Madagascar’s largest tortoise could become extinct in 2 years

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.

Fewer than 100 plou ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on ea ...

River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases, says UN

Action: Stop Pollution

A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it ...

Save these ocean beauties from extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

A relative of squid and octopuses, the chambered nautilus is an ancient ocean mollusk that's survived five major mass extinct ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.