December 7th, 2012

Ribbon Cut on First Phase of Radioactive Waste Village Project

Hungary got a welcome dose of good news this week, following the inauguration on Wednesday of the first phase of a new radioactive storage facility on the outskirts of the Southwestern village of Bátaapáti by developer Radioaktív Hulladékokat Kezelő Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft (Radioactive Waste Management Non-Profit Ltd).

When completed, the long-anticipated, HUF 68 billion (almost EUR 250 million) dump will be home to more than 40,000 cubic meters of toxic radioactive waste from Hungary’s always-exciting Paks nuclear power plant.

No word on how the local mayor’s offer to pay people Ft 1 million to move to the village is panning out, but given the half-life of what’s crapped out by Paksi Atomerőmű, they should be able to extend the offer for the next 40,000 years.

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