MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) – We are planning to put the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) into commercial operation by the end of the year, Olga Lugovskaya, the head of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department at the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor), said in an interview with the STV channel on 30 April, BelTA has learned.
"At the moment, the unit is in the state of commissioning. We are carrying out a sequence of actions towards its commercial use. Nuclear fuel has been loaded. That is, we have already passed the stage of physical launch," Olga Lugovskaya said.
According to her, a permit has already been issued for the start-up of the unit. "This is where we are now. It is assumed that the unit will be put into commercial operation by the end of the year," she said.