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Parliamentary question - E-002283/2021Parliamentary question

Earthquake risk in connection with the Paks II nuclear plant

Question for written answer  E-002283/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Thomas Waitz (Verts/ALE), Monika Vana (Verts/ALE), Jutta Paulus (Verts/ALE), Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel (Verts/ALE), Sarah Wiener (Verts/ALE), Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE)

According to the information available[1], a significant discrepancy has emerged from the location approval process for the Paks II nuclear plant between the results obtained by baseline studies on the earthquake risk of the site and the official application submitted by the MVM II company for site approval by the Hungarian nuclear supervisory authority. This is because findings from the basic paleoseismic data collected were omitted from the application which suggest that the active Dunaszentgyörgy-Harta (DH) fault runs beneath the Paks site, and this has been corroborated by a new study[2].

The current recommendations of the IAEA and Hungarian Government Regulation 118/2011. (VII. 11.) state that no nuclear plant may be constructed on a fault designated as active.


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