No new nuclear power plant in Holland
Energy company Delta’s request to build a second plant in Borssele in the province of Zeeland has been rejected by the government.12 September 2008
THE HAGUE -- The Dutch cabinet will not grant permission to build a new nuclear power plant, following an earlier announcement this week that the energy company Delta wanted to request a license to build a second plant in Borssele in the province of Zeeland.
According to BNR News Radio on Thursday, Environment Minister Jacqueline Cramer said the government was quite clear on the matter: "New nuclear power stations are not up for discussion."
The decision goes against an earlier statement by the Christian Democrats that they were prepared to consider such construction.
The leader of the party, Pieter van Geel, went so far as to say that nuclear energy is unavoidable.
Cramer's Labour Party, however, said it wanted nothing to do with new nuclear plants.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]