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Delo on the Shutdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Ljubljana, 16 December - Several similar catastrophes occured around the world before Chernobyl, but it was the Chernobyl apocalypse that finally buried the myth of ecologically clean, cheap and safe electrical energy. Chernobyl raised a number of questions about the safety of nuclear power plants (not only in the former Soviet Union, but in the West too) and on the understanding of an atom, on which the future of humans was based. However, concrete answers were hard to find, mainly because of the extremely powerful nuclear lobby, which is gaining money and influence on the myths which were long ago buried in Chernobyl, writes the daily Delo on Saturday.

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