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IAEA to release SEED mission final report in May

Society 20.04.2017 | 18:01

OSTROVETS, 20 April (BelTA) – The IAEA will release the Belarus SEED mission final report in May, Belarus Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk told the media on 20 April, BelTA has learned.

“We contacted the IAEA through our embassy in Vienna. They confirmed that the final report will be released in the first half of May,” he said.

The deputy minister noted that the scope of the SEED mission to Belarus was in line with the recommendations of the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee. “We carried it out in exactly this scope and informed the public about the preliminary results of the mission,” he said.

Belarus hosted a Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 16 to 20 January. The IAEA experts assessed the compliance of the BelNPP construction site with international safety standards and the resilience of the systems, structures and components of the plant to external and internal risks and hazards. Belarus was suggested to make the following improvements: further improve licensing documentation related to information on electromagnetic and lightning hazards, and information on site-specific seismic ground motion; give consideration to future developments of safety improvements related to challenges highlighted in the IAEA Fukushima Daiichi Accident report.

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