Eco-hazard on EU doorstep at Vinca research reactor

Eco-hazard on EU doorstep at Vinca research reactor


Vinca, a 6,000-inhabitant village 15 kilometres from Serbia’s capital Belgrade, is home to traces of a Neolithic culture, to a local landfill ... and to a disused nuclear research reactor that is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest ecological time-bombs. Constructed in 1958 with the aid of the former USSR, Vinca’s research reactor was put out of service in 1984. After years of decay a project led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established to remove the reactor’s radioactiv...


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