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Rosatom is discussing with Belarus the construction of another nuclear power plant

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General Director of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev said that the Corporation discusses with the leadership of Belarus facilities construction on the territory of the Republic of another nuclear power plant as well as nuclear research reactor.

Now with the country’s leadership are discussing the possible construction of another station and a research reactor, — said he’s in a video address to employees of enterprises and organizations of the nuclear industry.

He added that connecting to the grid “Belarusian unit” 3 November can be considered a national event, a joint victory of the Russian and Belarusian specialists.

He became the first unit of generation 3+, is built on the European continent, outside the borders of Russia— said Likhachev.

Wrote NEWS.ru earlier, the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko invited Alexei Likhachev to create in the Republic a subsidiary of the Corporation.

November 7, 2020 the first power unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) reached a capacity of 400 MW. The ceremony of increase of indicators took place under the supervision of the leader of the country.

The first in the Republic nuclear power — the largest Russian-Belarusian economic project. General contractor is Atomstroyexport, part of Rosatom structure. For nuclear power plants was chosen as the Russian project generation 3+, which is consistent with international standards and security best practices of the International atomic energy Agency.

However, the NPP feel unsafe in Vilnius. The station was built at the Lithuanian border and 50 km from the capital of a European state. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania sent earlier, the Belarussian foreign Ministry a note in which he called to stop the launch of nuclear power plants.

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