aA
The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a plan for the evacuation of people in the event of an accident at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in neighboring Belarus some 50 kilometers from Vilnius.
Astravyets NPP
Astravyets NPP
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The plan calls for evacuating 6,000 Lithuanian residents living within 30 kilometers from Astravyets in case of a major accident at the facility.

This is the so-called "active protection zone" covering areas in the districts of Vilnius and Šalčininkai.

The Interior Ministry says the plan has been worked out taking into consideration the most unfavorable circumstances of an incident at the plant, such as its magnitude and unfavorable weather conditions.

Other precautionary measures would be taken in the so-called "preventive protection zone" located within 100 kilometers from Astravyets.

The evacuation of people in the event of an accident at the facility is estimated to cost up to 20 million euros.

Lithuania is the main critic of the Astravyets plant, saying that the project fails to meet international safety standards, but Minsk rejects the criticism.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

Lithuania counts 771 confirmed coronavirus cases

On Saturday morning there were 771 confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania. On Friday, 75 new...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina