On the 3 of July, Eastern European Association of the Greens visited the event in the Albert Borschette Congress Centre (CCAB) in Brussels, where the results of the Stress Test peer review in Belarus were presented to the public by ENSREG.
Being a part of “green” global agenda and representing Eastern Europe region, Eastern European Association of the Greens is deeply concerned about the issues related to environmental protection and monitor the developments in the industries that affect environment.
Eastern European Association of the Greens admits that the event was organized at a high level, all the participants concerned had the possibility to pose questions and received qualified answers. EEAG is deeply concerned that such processes and discussions have to be open for public.
Stress-testing requirement specified by European Commission and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) is a very important process in order to make nuclear power save for people and environment. The EU is a world leader in carrying out comprehensive risk and safety assessments (stress tests) of its nuclear power reactors. Belarus joined the Declaration on comprehensive risk and safety assessments of nuclear plants (stress tests) in June 2011 and confirmed its willingness to undertake on a voluntary basis stress tests. As a result of this cooperation in October 2017, Belarus has presented to the EU its National stress tests report on the Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant for a peer review led by an international team of EU regulators, which took place the past month.
In 2011 also the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Croatia, Russian Federation, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Turkey, and Ukraine joined the specifications agreed by the European Commission and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) on 24 May 2011.
Eastern European Association of the Greens read closely Belarus National stress tests report and received the answers during the event to all the questions our organization was interested in. EEAG highly appreciate the Belarus National stress tests report and approach to safety in such a complicated but crucial industry.