SCIENTISTS ADDRESS ROMANO PRODI ABOUT KOZLODOUI NUCLEAR PLANT
Almost 300 Bulgarian scientists signed a letter protesting against the closure of units 3 and 4 of the Kozlodoui nuclear power plant. The letter is addressed to Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission. It points out that the safety of the two electricity generators has been proved by all international expert missions, so their decommissioning is absolutely useless, illogical and contradictory to the economic interests of both Bulgaria and Europe itself. The scientists are convinced that the systematic and gradual liquidation of the Bulgarian nuclear energy is provoked by interests of certain European and Bulgarian economic circles. They enumerate eleven important arguments defending the Kozlodoui N-plant.In their letter the protesters, including two academicians, one member of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and 88 professors, are expressing hope that their reasons will be considered by the European Commission and a decision will be made in accordance with the interests of Bulgaria and the EU.Copies of the letter of protest were also sent to the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov, the Prime-Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and the Chairman of Parliament Ognyan Gerdjikov.