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Sunday, 01.05.2016, 12:53
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have praised Lithuania for its active engagement in strengthening the global nuclear safety regime, transparent and open cooperation with experts, and participation in international support programs, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Energy, Legislation, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant, Security
Remembering the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet Union, 125 people from Latvia who took part in rescue works in the wake of the disaster received special commemorative badges in a ceremony at the Interior Ministry on April 26th, cites LETA.
Petras Austrevicius, a Lithuanian member of the European Parliament who took part in a discussion on the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Minsk on April 22nd, says that the political opposition in Belarus is "at a loss" as the government is pushing the project forward and expects help and advice from Europe, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's power transmission company Litgrid and scientists at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have come up with five options of how Lithuania could restrict electricity imports from a nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, only 50 kilometers from Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
President Dalia Grybauskaite expects that Germany will support Lithuania in its efforts to raise concern about the safety of Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, some 50 kilometers from Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
Builders of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border pledge to subject the utility to stress tests to assess its operations under the worst conditions. The tests are required by Lithuania amid concerns with the utility's safety, and the position is supported by the European Commission (EC), informs LETA/BNS.
The three Baltic countries plan to restrict electricity imports from Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, some 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said on April 18th, cites LETA/BNS.