The Greens call on the government to stop the project Rajoy store nuclear waste in Villar de Cañas geological hazards in the area

October 22, 2013

The Co-Chairperson of the Confederation of the Greens, Joan Francesc Peris , has raised the need to halt the proposed nuclear waste repository to be located in Villar de Cañas (Cuenca) on news geological reports questioning the suitability of this site risks posed by its constitution karst.

” Scientific studies on the characteristics of the subsoil where Rajoy’s government seeks to place the nuclear waste storage point to the weakness of his constitution karst strata to take special foundations and high cost of a permanent precariousness by the solvent action of water in the limestone “explains the Co-Chairperson of the Confederation of the Greens.

” Once again, a major project and environmental risk as is the storage of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Spain seems to have had an inadequate environmental impact study or, more worryingly, with a decision its location policy in Villar de Cañas has not sufficiently taken into account technical and scientific reports pointing their weaknesses , “continues in his statements Peris.

” The high cost overruns from this store radioactive to ensure stability in a basement with sinkholes, voids caused by the dissolving action of water on the rocks of plasters, consumers end up paying them electricity-all citizens-and, for the Greens , Rajoy’s government should show more responsibility and rethink if the venue is best suited for nuclear silo “-says Joan Francesc Peris.