Following Radiation Free Lakeland’s letter supporting Austria’s legal action opposing Hinkley C, sent to the Austrian Chancellor (along with the Sellafield pond photos) we have now received a reply – below. Just a thought, it strikes us as odd that the International Atomic Energy Agency which exists solely to promote nuclear power should be located in Vienna within a country which has always and will always be free of nuclear power. Do they know something they are not telling the rest of us?
Maybe the International Atomic Energy Agency should put their money (sorry our money) where their mouth is and relocate to Sellafield?
Citizens Service of the Federal Chancellor Alice Karrer-Brunner
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Dear Mrs. BIRKBY !
Vienna, November 5th, 2014 BKA-330.065/0127-VII/4/2014
The Citizens’ Service of the Austrian Federal Chancellor confirms receipt of your email of 22nd October, 2014.
Austria has held a firm opinion on nuclear power for decades. In Austria no production of nuclear energy takes place and the state tries to limit the import of such to a minimum. Besides, the Austrian government pursues an active course for more sustainable energy throughout the European Union.
The Austrian Federal Government remains convinced that nuclear energy represents neither a sustainable form of energy supply nor a viable way of combating climate change. The best possible protection of the Austrian and European citizens and the environment is of highest importance for Chancellor Faymann.
With this in mind, a key objective of Austrian nuclear policy remains the creation of high and binding safety-standards for nuclear plants all across Europe.
Therefore, we would like to thank you, Mrs. Birkby, for your dedication in order to support sustainable forms of energy.
We hope we have been helpful to you.
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