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Public not entitled to know details of reactor restart, court says

Four green organizations have lost a lawsuit they initiated against the National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) as the latter refused to disclose the licensing documents for restarting a reactor after a nuclear incident at the Paks Nuclear Plant two years ago, dailies Magyar Nemzet and Népszava reported. The plaintiffs, including Energia Klub, Greenpeace, the Society for Civil Rights (TASz) and Védegylet, argued that the Aarhus Treaty requires that environmental issues with a major impact should be given full publicity. The court rejected the claim saying the documents in question prepared the decision making process and, being such, qualified as classified information for 20 years. The environmentalists will appeal the verdict.