The Energy and Sustainable Development Commission of the Seimas will investigate whether Lithuania is ready to respond properly in the event of an accident at Astravos NPP
in 2022 November 30 press release
The Energy and Sustainable Development Commission of the Seimas, reacting to the reports that appeared in the media about the possible danger to the Astravos nuclear power plant (NPP) and possible hybrid attacks in Belarus, at today’s meeting will consider the issue of the danger of the Astravos NPP and the preparedness of state institutions in the event of an accident at the Astravos NPP.
“It is important to ensure that the preparation to respond to a possible accident at the Astravos NPP becomes an integral part of the institutions’ activities”– emphasized the chairman of the Commission Justin Urbanavičius.
In the event of a nuclear accident at the Astravos NPP, about 1/3 of the Lithuanian population may experience the harmful effects of ionizing radiation, and water bodies, products, buildings and property of other residents could be contaminated with radionuclides. Taking this into account, the Government’s resolution approved the Nuclear Plan, the purpose of which is to protect residents from ionizing radiation, and property and the environment from radioactive contamination.
In October of this year, at the meeting of the Government, the plan of measures for the preparation of state and municipal institutions for a possible emergency of the Astravos NPP was approved. – 91.5 million EUR (2022 million EUR – 17.75 million EUR; 2023 million EUR – 36.1 million EUR).
Chairman of the Energy and Sustainable Development Commission
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The report was published by: Jolanta Anskaitienė, Chancellery of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
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