A mission of experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Belarus to assess the country’s nuclear power infrastructure as part of the Belarusian NPP construction project, head of the international cooperation department of the Belarusian Energy Ministry Lilia Dulinets told BelTA.

“The mission comprises 14 experts from different countries with a wide experience in the area of nuclear power. Together with Belarusian specialists they will assess the country’s readiness for building a nuclear power plant. The mission will conduct the assessment in line with the IAEA recommendations developed for the countries that plan the construction of first nuclear power plants,” Lilia Dulinets said.

While in Belarus IAEA experts and independent foreign experts will assess 19 main indicators of nuclear power infrastructure: nuclear security, legal framework development, the site for the future NPP, environmental protection, emergency planning, radioactive waste management, personnel training.

“The mission will work in Belarus until 30 June 2012. The country will be given recommendations for reaching a necessary level of the national nuclear infrastructure for the NPP construction,” Lilia Dulinets said.


Source: BelTA