The new reactor may be based on research of Belarusian scientists.
The director of the energy efficiency committee of the Institute of heat and mass exchange of the National Academy of Sciences Alexander Mikhalevich noted that Belarus had had an experimental unit to test passive security systems since the Soviet times. “After the Chernobyl tragedy we started developing security systems based on physical principles and intrinsic reactor properties. Belarus’ joint institute of energy and nuclear studies has been testing them in different environmental conditions in the Sosny institute for 10 years,” Alexander Mikhalevich said.
He noted that Russia’s leading developers offered their help in developing a union reactor for new generation nuclear power plants.