Latvia detects no radiation increase after technical problems in Belarus N-plant - State Environment Service

  • 2020-11-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - There has been no sign of increased radiation detected in Latvia after the technical problems at the Belarus nuclear power plant, LETA learned from the State Environment Service (VVD) spokeswoman Kristine Klaveniece.

She said that the VVD radiation safety center is following data from the Latvian and European radiation monitoring stations, and the indicators have not been increased.

The center has demanded additional information from the Belarus Center for Emergency Management and Response in relation to press reports that there has been an incident in the Belarus nuclear power plant on November 9. 

The Belarus authorities reported earlier that there had been a need to replace certain measurement equipment in the nuclear power plant.

Belarus launched the nuclear power station last Tuesday and said over the weekend that the capacity of the plant's first reactor had been increased to 400 megawatts (MW).