Sergei Kondratiev, Deputy Head of the Economic Department commented to the Radio Sputnik (Belarusian branch) on the expected commissioning of the Belarusian NPP.
Any conditions for the operation of the BelNPP, which the European Union, on the initiative of Lithuania, may put forward to Belarus, are unlikely to be related to concern for the safety of the nuclear power plant, believes Sergei Kondratyev, a senior expert at the Institute for Energy and Finance.
“For example, in the past four years we have faced a serious increase in the number of emergency stops and accidents at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, but this did not affect the attitude of the EU countries, although some border countries, for example, Hungary, expressed concerns about how safe Ukrainian nuclear power plants are operating now,” Kondratiev gives an example.
If we talk about the Belarusian NPP, then it was built according to the latest Russian technologies, which fully take into account the entire experience of operating nuclear power plants and in which a large amount of technological solutions for passive safety systems applied, which are triggered, even if power supply to the unit is completely cut off, the expert argues.
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