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Greenpeace objects to Akkuyu nuclear power plant ÇED report

By Latifa Akay, Today's Zaman

944 days ago   Article ID# 1525467
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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.

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