Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements


Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements

On the morning of October 18, a command and staff exercise aiming to practice response to radiation accidents was launched after the meeting of the Commission for Emergency Situations under the aegis of the Council of Ministers.

The drills are conducted on the recommendation of the IAEA.

Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
Participation of Belarus in the global security regime entails the introduction of international standards of safety and accountability in Belarus. The recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the field of nuclear and radiation safety are fully complied with. A government decree has approved the strategy for radioactive waste management at the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The emergency response system is being improved.

The government has approved the concept of creating a system of situational crisis centers.

Security issues in the construction and operation of the Belarusian nuclear power plant are given great attention, since fuel will be delivered here already in 2018. The launch of the first power unit in Ostrovets (Astravyets) is scheduled for 2019.