Astravets: civil initiative against construction of nuclear power plant

2008 2008-11-05T20:18:01+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The organizing committee of the civil initiative against construction of a new power plant has been established by seven citizens with a teacher of geography Mikalai Ulasevich at the head. The committee has issued a note of protest against the plans of the Belarusian officials to construct a new power-plant on the territory of Narach-Vileika natural reserve. They believe that as a result this place can become another ‘Chernobyl hole’ on the map of Europe.

‘This is the most dangerous zone of the country in seismological respect. In 1999 there was an earthquake in Astravets district… The construction of a nuclear power plant in post-Chernobyl Belarus is not just a mistake, but a felonious intention which can lead to even worse consequences,’ runs the letter.

The members of the organizing committee call on all citizens of Belarus concerned with this issue to join the initiative and oppose to construction of the nuclear power plant together.

Several days ago they applied to Astravets district executive committee for authorization of pickets against construction of the power-plant.