Lithuania is stepping up its opposition to the nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, just across the common border, after reports of incidents at the construction site is coming in. A leading energy expert explains the dangers of the plant and what could be done to mitigating them.
Lithuania’s government on Thursday handed a note to the Belarusian Embassy over the latest incident at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border. Vilnius has also asked Brussels for involvement of the European Union (EU) in the matter.
Another incident has been reported at the construction site of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus. Lithuanian officials complain that Belarusian authorities do not share information about incidents at the nuclear facility just 50km from Vilnius.
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Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety inspectors say that there is no information suggesting that a possible incident at the Astravyets nuclear plant, 50km from Lithuania’s capital, could cause a risk of radiation exposure but Belarusian authorities deny the incident even took place. […]