Construction of nuclear power station is discussed at Assembly of pro-democratic NGOs
Construction of the new nuclear power plant in Astravets district presents a threat not only to Astravets district, but to Minsk as well. The matter is that the winds that blow from the North-East cover the capital of Belarus. That’s why the anti-nuclear campaign must not be lead solely by citizens of Astravets, but must be supported all over Belarus.
The existence of the nuclear power plant in Astravets district threatens with deterioration of the ecological situation not only in the region, but also in the capital.
As stated by the representative of European Way initiative Aliaksei Fralou, according to the Belarusian scientists, the wind rose at the construction site is oriented on Minsk, which is only 140 kilometers away. Besides, the Nort-West Belarus is rich with different architectural and natural monuments. That’s why instead of construction of the nuclear power plant it would be better to develop recreation business and tourism.
Participants of the round table adopted a statement, in which they demand that the authorities initiated a wide public discussion concerning the economical and ecological expediency of construction of the nuclear power plant in Belarus. The activists, in their turn, promised to make everything possible to make the anti-nuclear resistance nationwide.