Occupation of Temelin nuclear Plant


June 9th, 1997
GROUP OF ECOANARCHIST CSAF FACTION PENETRATED INTO HIGH SECURITY AREA OF TEMELIN NUCLEAR POWERPLANT

Monday night the group of 4 acitivists of eco-anarchist faction of CSAF penetrated into the areal of Temelín nuclear powerplant in Southern Bohemia through area with barb wired obstacles etc. They were not spotted even by special infra-red scanners and numerous security agents in guard towers. The anarchists than climbed the 150 m high special cooling tower and had shown an red anarchist flag with black star. The security guards discovered them after 5 hours only because the fifth of the activists, who stayed outside, announced this succesfull direct action to the media. One of activists in the area of Temelín even reached the building, where U 238/235 nuclear fuel is kept. No guard would prevent for instance from setting the bomb or damaging the building etc.

The police came several minutes after media were alarmed. All four acitivists were arrested and face charges of "destroying the privatre property", because they damaged the fences around the powerplant by cutting the wire. The headquarters of CEZ, Czech energetic company, claimed, that they have nothing to say regarding this incident. The direct action again proved the disastrous situation in security measures in Temelin.