November 10, 2000 (Prague Business Journal)—The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association says only two technical issues at Temelín need to be resolved. Otherwise, the group associating all western European nuclear supervision authorities says the nuclear power plant complies with all European standards.

The concerns involve water and steam pipes and problematic valves. WENRA, however, noted that these minor problems are no grounds to interrupt operations. The State Nuclear Safety Authority says it believes the plant is now safe.

Meanwhile, some 600 Austrian opponents of Temelín said yesterday that blockades of the Czech-Austrian border were over at least until the end of the month. However, they say protests will continue with meetings and petitions. The blockades have been held intermittently since Sept. 2nd (Hospodarske Noviny 3, CTK, Mlada Fronta 2).

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