The decision to keep the Borssele nuclear power station open for longer than 2013 is in conflict with international treaties. The complaints committee of the Aarhus Convention has concluded this today. The Netherlands has already violated the treaty in 2006, because no environmental impact report was drawn up when it was decided to keep the nuclear power station open for 20 years. Greenpeace demands from the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works that the environmental effects are immediately investigated and that the public gets an opportunity to participate. Borssele is currently undergoing a permit change. This is the opportunity to immediately implement the complaints committee’s conclusions. The complaints committee of the Aarhus Convention considers it inconceivable that the operation of a nuclear power plant can be extended from 40 to 60 years without significant environmental effects. Borssele is the second oldest running nuclear power plant in the EU at 45 years.
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