7 October 2015, Wednesday, 7:13

Lukashenka lies about safety of Astravets NPS


The dictator says the Belarusian nuclear power station is “totally safe”.

He made this statement yesterday at a meeting with head of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus, BelTA reports.

“This is a big project that many dislike. We have faced pressure both with the framework of bilateral relations and international organisations. They say the 'it wasn't approved in full' and that we build an 'unsafe NPS'. Stop it! Everything was approved! It is safe! The MFA, the ministry of nature and other bodies involved should work to refute these allegations,” the dictator said.

Russian nuclear physicist Andrei Ozharovksi, who was deported from Belarus for protests against the NPS construction, says to charter97.org that Lukashenka's statement does not reflect the reality.

“As of now, the safety of the proposed project has not been proved in practice. There are no energy units constructed on a similar project. Statements on safety are just an opinion. As an engineer, I can say that one can assess safety only if it is tested in practice,” the expert underscored.

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