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Opposition CSV party collapses in an anti-nuclear position

Opposition CSV party collapses in an anti-nuclear position

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Rethinking the nuclear energy caused by the supply crisis caused by the Ukrainian war, says a major opposition in Luxembourg

Rethinking the nuclear energy caused by the supply crisis caused by the Ukrainian war, says a major opposition in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has expressed concern to France after a series of incidents at the Cattenom nuclear power plant near the border

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Luxembourg’s main opposition, CSV, has resigned from the National Anti-Nuclear Commission and described the decision as a temporary “break” caused by the lack of viable alternatives to Russia’s post-Ukrainian energy crisis. did.

Until recently, the National Action Committee for Nuclear Energy consisted of about 30 political parties, trade unions and NGOs. It accuses nuclear energy of being “too dangerous, too expensive and inaccessible.”

However, two political groups, CSV and fellow opposition right-wing ADRs, have resigned. The Commission has decided to temporarily suspend two groups, the Luxembourg Communist Party (KPL) and the “Landesberband” trade union. They did not respond to inquiries from the Commission regarding membership status.

The Christian Democratic Party (CSV) is still very opposed to nuclear energy, said Deputy Paul Gareth, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a strain on supply and the party will find alternatives in the current situation. Can’t.

“We want to completely abandon Russia’s gas and coal-fired power plants. Alternative energy is not yet widespread, so we need the possibility of a transition period. Therefore, we decided to take a break from the committee. I did, “Garez said. Luxembourg Times.

“Nuclear power isn’t perfect, but at least it doesn’t emit CO2, so we made a practical decision,” he added.

Paul Polfer, chairman of the committee, described the CSV and ADR decisions as “unhappy.”

The day after the French state-managed energy group Electricité de France (EDF) announced that it would check all reactors at the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, which crosses the border with Luxembourg, for possible corrosion.site Shuts down the operation completely On weekends, when its only functioning reactor was taken offline for maintenance.

This means that all four reactors at the site that are currently offline for a variety of reasons are being checked or subject to corrosion testing.

The Luxembourg government demanded the closure of all reactors for checking in April. EDF confirmed that corrosion was found in Reactor 3.Sends a letter to the head of the French nuclear safety authorities, who raises concerns after a series of shutdowns in recent months.

Luxembourg and Germany, ardent opponents of nuclear power, have long called for the closure of the Cattenom nuclear power plant.It is located about 20 kilometers south of the capital of Luxembourg.


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