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04 May 2024, 10:09

Belarus' energy ministry comments on progress to select site for radioactive waste storage facility

MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Denis Moroz told a youth forum of OAO Belenergoremnaladka about the progress made in the selection of a site for a radioactive waste storage facility, BelTA learned from the press service of the Energy Ministry.

According to the deputy minister, the government has set up a state commission to select a site for a radioactive waste storage facility. It should make a decision and submit materials for public discussions before the end of the year. “The relevant research has been carried out across all regions of the country,” Denis Moroz said. He emphasized that the work took economic, social and environmental aspects into account.

“Among 118 districts, four sites have been selected for further in-depth studies. The work continues. The final selection of the site, its design and construction require a very careful approach,” Denis Moroz said.

The forum took place in the format of a dialogue platform in Minsk on 3 May. The role of young people in the development of the power engineering industry was discussed during the forum as well as opportunities for advanced training and career enhancement for young specialists, new areas of work and the spheres of activity where initiatives of young people enjoy the strongest demand. The forum also touched upon matters of importance for energy industry professionals such as making sure the power grid operates steadily, the operation of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, the main ways of power consumption, prospects of development of electric transport in the country, the modernization of power distribution grids, the management of radioactive waste, and the introduction of innovative technologies.
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