VIENNA, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- Austria has announced that it has taken legal action against the European Commission (EC) for its approval for an expansion of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in neighbouring Hungary.
Austrian Minister of Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Kostinger on Thursday confirmed the news in a press release, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
In late January, Austria said it would take the case to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Hungary would add two new reactors, doubling the power capacity of the Paks plant, which is located five kilometres from Paks in central Hungary.
The total cost of the expansion of the nuclear power plant is estimated at US$ 12 billion.....