Anti-nuclear states reaffirm climate concerns

Eight European countries say atomic power not a viable option to combat climate, insist on safety

Environment ministers from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Norway, supported by Luxembourg and Iceland, have reaffirmed their concern over growing calls for greater use of nuclear power in Europe (EED 27/03/07). In a joint statement issued on Monday following a meeting in Vienna the ministers said nuclear was not a viable option for combating climate change. They urged countries using atomic power to address safety concerns. The meeting coincided with an energy conference in Madrid held in support of nuclear power (EED 02/10/07). See German government press release.

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