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Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) has opened scrutiny in Belarusian findings of stress tests of the Astravyets nuclear power plant. The Lithuanian government said the stress tests did not address the key problems of the power plant, as they had not been conducted in full and not in accordance to European methodology.
Astravyets NPP Construction
Astravyets NPP Construction
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The Belarusian Embassy in Vilnius said the stress test report, which had been drafted in October, had been provided to the European Commission and made public. According to the conclusions, the power plant is in full compliance with international safety standards that have been defined after the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

Asta Mensone, spokeswoman for VATESI, told BNS that the conclusions were being examined in cooperation with the European Union (EU). In her words, it is still unclear whether a general opinion on the stress tests would be available.

The tests were conducted in 2016 by Atomproject, subsidiary of the power plant's main contractor Rosatom.

Lithuanian government officials have said that the stress tests did not answer all questions, demanding that they were conducted in accordance to EU methodology.

Lithuania is the main critic of the Astravyets plant, planning to boycott imports of its electricity and thus burden its construction.

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