The international public hearings have ended

11/17/15 7:00 AM
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner reported during the 17 November press breakfast held in Budapest the experiences gained during the international phase of the environmental licensing and the domestic energy policy situation.

The government commissioner for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant spoke during the press event which started at 9 about the domestic energy policy situation and its challenges. He talked about the growing electricity demand, the decreasing domestic production capacity, the import growth and the so-called atom-carbon-green scenario adopted in 2011. Following this he reminded the participants about the 41 public forums and the 7 May late-night public hearing of Paks each held as part of the domestic phase of the environmental licensing, then he summarized the experiences of the international phase. Dr. Attila Aszódi presented a short summary of each foreign public hearing, presenting the interest shown in each station, and the main topics of the questions raised. After this the government commissioner drew up the content of the Environmental Assessment Study, summarizing the environmental effects of the construction and operation of the new nuclear power plant units. Dr. Attila Aszódi finalized his lecture by presenting the milestones of the Paks II. project.

During the second half of the press breakfast came the journalists’ questions. The dozens of representatives of the national, local and regional media asked about several topics. They were mostly about the effect on Danube, alternative cooling solutions, drawdown of the credit line, return on project and the 40% domestic participation. During the pleasant conversation all of the journalists’ questions were answered.