Protests against Croatian plans by Bosniaks on the construction of the nuclear waste dump

Protests against Croatian plans by Bosniaks on the construction of the nuclear waste dump
 Banner at the protest
 Hundreds of people have taken part in a protest in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina to oppose neighboring Croatia's plans to build a nuclear waste dump near the common borders of the two countries. 

The protesters held banners reading "I want a healthy future." They gathered in the Bosnian town of Novi Grad on September 27 and marched on a bridge over the Una River, which forms the natural border between Bosnia and Croatia.

The protesters urged Croatian authorities to abandon plans for a warehouse in a former military barracks less than 1 kilometer from the Una River.

The area will be holding debris of the Krsko nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The facility is owned by Croatia and Slovenia, two EU member states. Both countries are expected to decide on September 30 for a site for new plant waste disposal - and one possible option is the territory on the border with Bosnia. Critics of the plan say the elimination of the nuclear waste there would endanger the Una River, and the lives of 250,000 people living around the area. The Krsko factory started operating fully in 1984. It was built in the era of the former Yugoslavia.
Protests against Croatian plans by Bosniaks on the construction of the nuclear waste dump Protests against Croatian plans by Bosniaks on the construction of the nuclear waste dump Friday, September 27, 2019 Rating: 5
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