Inside Austria's mothballed nuclear power station
4 January 2012 Last updated at 00:35 GMT
The disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011 has caused many people to reconsider the future of nuclear power.
Austria, which has long been anti-nuclear, has called for Europe to abandon nuclear power altogether, but its neighbour, the Czech Republic, is pushing ahead with plans to dramatically increase its production of atomic energy.
Bethany Bell visited the Zwentendorf atomic power plant near Vienna which never went online.