Hungary's Nuclear Dump Reportedly Leaking

  • 20 Feb 2019 7:05 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungary's Nuclear Dump Reportedly Leaking
The nuclear waste depot in Püspökszilágy, Pest county is leaking, according to environmental group Paksi Riot. This NGO was founded by nuclear energy experts from Energiaklub and investigative journalists from anti-corruption website Átlátszó.

Documents pertaining to the radioactive waste deposited there are incomplete and protective packaging is damaged in many instances, Paksi Riot warned.

Authorities replied that all deposited waste will be repackaged in the next 15-20 years.

The depot was opened in 1976 for the storage of nuclear waste from the Academy of Sciences test reactor, from pharmaceutical firms and from the Paks nuclear plant in the years 1983-96.

Available documents, local visits and background information suggest that tritium and radiocarbon have been leaking for 15 years, the NGO said.

MTI Photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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