IAEA Experts Have Approved Baltic EIA, Says Rosatom

Posted by NucNet on 14 November 2014 in NucNet

Plans & Construction

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have confirmed that the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Baltic nuclear power station under construction in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad complies with international standards, Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom said.

Rosatom said the IAEA’s study and analysis of the EIA had taken more than one year. An IAEA expert group assessed radiation protection and monitoring, radioactive waste and the transport of spent nuclear fuel as they relate to IAEA safety standards and the United Nations Espoo convention (the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context).

The Espoo Convention stipulates that the possible transboundary impact of a nuclear station must be examined. The EIA looked at states near the construction site, specifically Lithuania, Poland and Belarus.

Full report in NucNet Database: News No. 354, 10 November 2014.