Belarusian report on CNS implementation presented in Vienna
The Joint Eighth and Ninth Review Meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) are taking place at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna. The Belarusian national report was considered in country group 2, which, alongside Belarus, includes Australia, Spain, Cuba, Libya, Morocco, Niger, the Netherlands, Portugal, Syria, Slovenia, France and the Czech Republic, the Gosatomnadzor reports.
The head of the Belarusian delegation, Head of the Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry for (Gosatomnadzor), Olga Lugovskaya, told the participants about the country’s fulfilment of obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety since 2017, changes and progress in the implementation of the country’s first nuclear energy programme. Moreover, she paid attention to the question of what measures were taken in Belarus in relation to the challenges and recommendations that were set for the country during the previous meeting. Along with this, certain thematic issues were highlighted, such as the implementation of the principles of the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety in 2015 in Belarus, taking into account the lessons of the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, safety culture, and measures against coronavirus infection.
The presentation was followed by a discussion of the Belarusian national report and the information presented during the presentation with members of the country team and representatives of other countries. The country team members also reviewed the draft outcome document with conclusions on Belarus.
The Joint Eighth and Ninth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety will run until March 31st. The results of the work in the country teams and the overall results of the event will be summed up next week.