Planned NPP Mochovce 3/4, Slovakia

Recent developments:

See website of Global 2000


This factsheet from 2010 offers facts about the history of the Mochovce NPP project, about deficits of WWER 440/213 reactors and their most relevant safety aspects. The two pages are easily understandable and include important literature. The factsheet is available in English:

Mochovce factsheet: Mochovce factsheet: pdf, 18,27 MB

Complaint to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

In Slovakia, Za matku Zem is continuously pushing for a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for Mochovce NPP 3,4, to stop the on-going construction.

A complaint to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has been made about Mochovce 3/4 by Slovakia (Ref. ACCC/C/2009/41) - On 1 July 2009 Global 2000/Friends of the Earth Austria, in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE), Greenpeace Slovakia and International, ZA MATKU ZEM and VIA IURIS, and with the legal support of Oekobuero, submitted a communication to the Committee alleging a failure by Slovakia to comply with its obligations under article 6 of the Convention.

On October 10th 2010 the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee published draft findings regarding the communication ACCC/C/2009/41. The outcome of the findings is that concerning the change in building permits for construction of Strategic Energy, Slovak legislation does not confer the right of the public in a timely and effective way to express themselves. This is in contravention of Article 6, paragraph 4 of the Aarhus Convention.

Detailed information on the Mochovce case regarding Aarhus can be found under:
Legal Expertise on Aarhus case Mochovce Oekobuero [pdf, 112 kb]

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