Most of Lithuania behind Ignalina

  • 1998-12-17
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - As the debate about Ignalina heats up, the government and much of the country's population are rallying around the nuclear power plant, and their message is clear: hands off.As the EU and local environmental activists continue to pressure Lithuania to fulfill what they say was an agreement to close the plant by 2010, Lithuanians say the country would be economically devastated if it were to shut up shop that soon."If we closed Ignalina tomorrow, the Lithuanian economy would be ruined," President Valdas Adamkus has said.Ignalina has generated up to 85 percent of the country's energ...
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