"Expert mission in Prague and Temelin"

With trilateral participation of Austria, EC and CR

Wien (OTS) - On the basis of the agreement reached under the Protocol of negotiation between the Czech and Austrian Government led by Prime Minister Zeman and Federal Chancellor Schüssel with the participation of Commissioner Verheugen, the expert mission with trilateral participation of Austrian, EC and Czech Republic representatives met in Prague and in Temelin on 15th and 16th March 2001. Czech delegation provided comprehensive presentation of selected topics with regards to five nuclear safety issues of the NPP Temelin, as identified on previous meeting in Vienna on February 2nd, 2001.

The written information with regards to other at Vienna meeting identified safety issues was handed over to all participants. Czech representatives extended an invitation to the next discussions on some technical issues to be held prior final Brussels meeting. These discussions will also be held with trilateral participation. Czech delegation provided information of results of the IAEA OSART Mission, presented by head of the mission. This information has been taken into account for the following-up of the process.

It was tentatively agreed to hold the next meeting of the expert mission in Brussels on May 14/15th 2001. All participants concluded that the meeting hosted in Prague and in Temelin by Czech side met the objectives agreed
under the Melk protocol and in Vienna on February 2nd, 2001."

Rückfragen und Verrechnung:

Umweltbundesamt GmbH
Dr. Karl Kienzl
Spittelauer Lände 5
1090 Wien
Tel.: 01-31304-3730
FAX: 01-31304-3700
e-mail: kienzl@ubavie.gv.at

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