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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No EU objections against Belarusian nuclear power plant

The European Union leadership has no intention to object against Belarus’ nuclear project, Arnoldas Pranckevicius, Interparliamentary Delegations Administrator of the Directorate General for External Policies of the European Parliament, told BelTA in an interview.

“Brussels has a positive opinion of this Belarusian project to a large degree,” noted the European official. “Naturally there are different opinions. The European Parliament has an environmental faction, which totally opposes nuclear power engineering. Nevertheless, the overall view of the European Union doesn’t contain any objections to the development of peaceful nuclear programmes in European countries”.

According to Arnoldas Pranckevicius, combination of different energy sources instead of dependence on a single source is the optimal energy strategy for any country. It should be taken into account that nuclear power engineering does not produce such negative environmental influence, especially climate change-wise, like the traditional hydrocarbon material energy industry does, said the official. “As you know other European countries, including my motherland — Lithuania, have plans for building new nuclear power plants,” he added.

Arnoldas Pranckevicius underscored, European institutions would like to make sure that the nuclear power plant construction in Belarus will be compliant with all the relevant international standards.

(Source: Trend News)

1 comment:

Power Planter said...

I wish the USA was as open for the development of new power projects.