Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant’s stress resistance tested

Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant’s stress resistance tested

The first results of the Belarusian Nuclear Plant’s resistance have been announced in Minsk on November 8. Specialists have determined that no serious changes will be made to the project, however, some things need to be corrected.

The deputy engineer of the plant explained, that the major changes will concern electronics, so that full security is provided when the station goes blackout. It has also been decided to exploit the local seismic control network at all the stages of the Plant’s functioning.

The last time when the Nuclear Power station was tested in 2016. The stress test itself is a casual inspection of resistance to extreme conditions. The disaster at the Fukushima Power Plant gave an impulse for nuclear power plants to carry out such tests more often, even at those stations which are being built.

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“The Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant is resistant to such events which happened at the Fukushima station”,

explains Olga Lugovskaya, the head of Nuclear and Radiation Security Department of the Emergencies Ministry.

“All the buildings of the Belarusian Nuclear Plant have been constructed in accordance with the regulatory base”.

What is more, resistance tests were also carried out for such natural factors, which are not typical for Belarus, as strong winds, heavy rains, large hail, heavy snow, icing, fogs, droughts and extreme temperatures.

The national report on the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant stress has been forwarded to the European Commission. Fairly soon it should be accessible to everyone at ENSERG and Gosatomnadzor websites. It is expected that in 2018 European experts will come to Belarus and they will express their opinion on the report.