Belarusian nuclear power station construction to draw from Leningrad experience, aiming to enhance security
A delegation from the Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Belarus (Gosatomnadzor), has toured an inspection of the second Leningrad nuclear power station, organised by the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor).
The Belarusian supervision agency notes, “Our interest in the construction of this Russian station isn’t accidental: the construction, equipment, and supervision processes at the Belarusian nuclear power station are similar to those at the second Leningrad nuclear power station: our facilities are virtually identical.”
During the comprehensive inspection of the Russian nuclear site, representatives of Gosatomnadzor joined Russian colleagues in surveying the supervision of construction and installation operations and geodesy services. They also looked at licensing requirements for offering nuclear power services, and staffing levels for contracting organisations.
Gosatomnadzor representatives noted that the visit had been valuable in sharing practical advice on specific areas, where first hand observations are more useful, providing experience for use in building the first and second reactors at the Belarusian nuclear power station.