The Astravets NPP project in Belarus is being developed in non-compliance with international standards of environmental and nuclear safety, with recurrent serious violations, repetitive incidences on the construction site of Astravets NPP, poor occupational safety culture, lack of competence and expertise in the project development process on the part of nuclear safety regulatory authority and organisations in charge of construction works of Astravets NPP. The project is accompanied by persistent manipulations with international instruments and public opinion in Belarus and neighbouring countries. Lithuania has been raising these concerns ever since 2009 in all competent international organisations (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear Safety and Espoo Conventions, Aarhus and Helsinki Water Conventions, in organisations of the European Union and European Nuclear Safety Organisation (WENRA, ENSREG), the United Nations and other organisations). Until now issues regarding safety at the Astravets NPP raised by Lithuania and possible negative impact on Lithuania and the entire region, including Belarus, remain unresolved.
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Lithuania 13th April 2018 read more »