Parliamentary question - O-000004/2021Parliamentary question
O-000004/2021

Safety of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets (Belarus)

Question for oral answer  O-000004/2021
to the Commission
Rule 136
Cristian-Silviu Buşoi
on behalf of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Procedure : 2021/2511(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected :  
O-000004/2021
Texts tabled :
O-000004/2021 (B9-0003/2021)
Votes :
Texts adopted :

The Ostrovets nuclear power plant, located 50 km from Vilnius in Lithuania and in close proximity to other EU countries, such as Poland, Latvia and Estonia, started generating electricity on 3 November 2020 despite multiple remaining safety concerns and without full implementation of the recommendations by the EU peer review of 2018 and by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

A further peer review process is ongoing and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) will complete and publish its findings in the coming months and aims to have a preliminary report issued by ENSREG and transmitted to Belarus before the start of the commercial operation of the plant, which is planned for March 2021 by the Belarusian authorities.

In view of the imminent commercial start of a nuclear power plant, which does not comply with the highest international environmental and nuclear safety standards, the Commission is invited to answer the following questions:

Submitted: 28/01/2021

Lapses: 29/04/2021

Last updated: 2 February 2021
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