Posts tagged as Belarus’ nuclear plant

Belarus nuclear plant launch planned this week

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The physical launch of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus, some 30 kilometres from the Lithuanian border, is to begin this week, the Belarusian state news agency BelTA has reported. Meanwhile Lithuanian officials say Vilnius has not received any official notice. “Technological systems and equipment have been prepared for the start of the physical start-up, their tests have been carried out, the personnel of the BelNPP [Astravyets NPP] have been…

Lithuanian parliament ups the ante on Belarus nuclear plant

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament has called on the government to take even more active steps to block electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravyets from the Lithuanian market. The country has consistently maintained that the facility, to be launched near the Lithuanian border and only about 50 kilometres from Vilnius, breach international safety and environmental regulations. Minsk has been rejecting the criticism. The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, passed a resolution…

Belarus’ nuclear plant to receive fuel early 2020

Friday, December 20, 2019

Belarus’ nuclear plant will receive its first fuel supplies in early 2020, according to the Belarusian state-owned news agency BelTA. Lithuania has declared the nuclear plant located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius a threat to national security due to environmental and safety reasons. Minsk denies all allegations. LRT.LT

Belarus’ nuclear energy ban endorsed by Lithuanian parliament

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A proposal by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on how to block electricity imports from the Belarus’ nuclear plant has been endorsed by the Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday. Under the amendments, companies will not get permits to import electricity from Belarus, and a government commission will be able to suspend licenses if an importer is deemed a threat to national security. In 2017, the Seimas recognised the Belarusian Astravyets nuclear plant…