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The Austrian environmental authority confirms elevated earthquake risk at the Paks NPP site

The Paks NPP and the site of the planned Paks II NPP are not suitable for the construction of a nuclear power plant according to Hungarian legislation and international recommendations. This is the conclusion reached by experts commissioned by the Austrian Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) after analysing data from a geological survey comissioned by MVM Paks II Zrt. in preparation for the Paks NPP expansion. The detailed results of the research, which were published by Átlátszó in 2017, have since been reported by several experts in Hungary as not supporting the official conclusion, and even strongly questioning the suitability of the site, as they show a fault line capable of displacement above ground, which runs right under the NPP site. Experts commissioned by the Austrian Environmental Protection Agency have now taken a similar view in a study published on Monday.

Victims of the pandemic: How many people have really died in COVID-19 in Hungary?

There is an ongoing debate about the coronavirus death toll in Hungary. The opposition is pointing to record high mortality rate, while the government states that deaths caused by the virus are actually much lower than recorded, because of the methodology of countig COVID-deaths. Based on the first quarterly data on population trends in Hungary, there is some truth in the latter statement, but it also reveals a phenomenon of which Hungary cannot be proud.

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