Another accident at Belarus NPP

30 August 2016

One person has died during construction of the Belarusian NPP, the facility said in a statement on 29 August. An investigation into the incident, which took place on 27 August, has already been launched, according to the statement. This comes after another accident on 9 July when a reactor pressure vessel fell several feet from a crane during trial installation. Belarusian authorities later made a decision to replace the reactor’s shell. The Belarusian NPP with total power production capacity of up to 2,400MWe is currently being jointly built on the border with Lithuania by Belarus and Russia and will become the Belarus’s first NPP. Unit 1 is expected to become operational in 2019, and unit 2 in 2020.

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