Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - News In English: "ITALIANS' ATTITUDE TOWARDS NUCLEAR POWER CHANGED"

(AGI) - Vienna, Sep 27 - In Italy, people's attitude towards the nuclear power has changed. According to the undersecretary for foreign Affairs, Giuseppe Drago, the new attitude might lead to a change in Italy's position on this issue. Speaking at the 49th conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Drago said that "Italy has actively pursued security also with regard to the civil use of nuclear power, following the tragic incident of Chernobyl" and that now "plans are being discussed for the treatment of nuclear fuel" with special attention to "non-technological factors" like the involvement of the local communities concerned. "However", Drago added "we are witnessing a change in people's attitude towards the issue of nuclear energy, especially in the young people". , "The construction of new nuclear plants in Italy is not on the government's agenda right now. However, we are in favour of a strengthened cooperation and international participation of Italy in new European and international programmes and projects focused on nuclear power". (AGI) .


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