Feb 12, 2021
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The European Parliament adopted a resolution to suspend the launch of the BelNPP

The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution demanding to suspend the launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets due to serious concerns about its safety, TASS reports.

The vote on the document took place at the plenary session of the EP in Brussels. 642 deputies supported the resolution, 29 voted against, and 21 abstained.

It is noted that the EP resolutions are advisory in nature.

Earlier, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, speaking at a debate in the EP, said that EU experts had completed their visit to BelNPP to conduct stress tests and were preparing a report on their results by early March.

As a reminder, the Council of Ministers of Belarus approved the regulation on the procedure for acceptance into operation of the start-up complexes of the BelNPP units.

It is expected that the first unit of the BelNPP will be put into commercial operation in February 2021, and the second in 2022. Each of the power units will have a capacity of 1,200 MW.

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