Hungarian, Slovenian, Austrian Environmentalists Protest Austrias Incinerator Project

20. März 2007, 00:00

About 2000 environmentalists and local residents from Hungary, Slovenia, and Austria gathered at the Hungarian-Austrian...

About 2000 environmentalists and local residents from Hungary, Slovenia, and Austria gathered at the Hungarian-Austrian border at Rabafuzes on Saturday to protest the construction of a garbage incinerator at Heiligenkreuz on the Austrian side of the border, state newswire MTI reported.

Ferenc Kovacs, president of the Vas County assembly, earlier warned that the counties of Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Vas and Zala would "suspend all international ties with (East Austrias) Burgenland" if it went ahead with BEGAS Kraftwerks project.

BEGAS Kraftwerk GmbH of Austria plans to build an incinerator on the Austrian side of the border, but not far from the Hungarian city of Szentgotthard, at about 300 metres from the Orseg National Park. It will also be very close to Slovenias Goricko Nature Park.

Jozsef Bugan, mayor of Szentgotthard, noted that the number of protesters was increasing and that parliament was readying to pass a resolution rejecting the pollution, MTI writes.

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