Antinuclear Summit Belene in Bulgaria in August 27th 2009

Belene is the construction site of Bulgaria's second NPP. Construction was stopped in 1990 over protest from environmentalists and lack of funds. The construction works were resumed later on: But instead of 4 billion euro, which was the official prize tag announced by the former government, the new energy minister talks about costs amounting to reach 10 billion euro.

Environmentalists from all over Europe gathered at the antinuclear summit in Belene to point out the problems of the Belene project, develop strategies and show the existing protest against the project. Press conferences, happenings and expert discussions about nuclear risk and the economic consequences of Belene were on the programme.

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