Belarus, Russia to sign nuclear security agreement

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    Dec. 17, 2013, 3:54 p.m.

    The Belarusian Emergency Situations Ministry expects to sign a nuclear security regulatory agreement with Russia's Federal Inspectorate for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Gosatomnadzor) within a few days, Belarusian Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety head Olga Lugovskaya told a press briefing in Minsk on Tuesday.

    In her words, the Russian inspectorate could not oversee the activity done on foreign territory but it was rendering technical support to Belarusian specialists via its subsidiaries.

    Only Belarusian specialists are presently supervising the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, Lugovskaya said. "This is the issue of the country on the territory of which construction works are being done. We do not shift our responsibility on anyone but we stay in touch with our Russian colleagues. We expect to start this cooperation in 2014, and Russian specialists may even be present on the construction site," she said.

    Also, Russian specialists will visit Belarus on inspection missions, she continued.

    Belarusian specialists were trained at the unfinished Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in 2013. "We visited the construction site and our specialists toured it together with experienced Russian colleagues and asked their questions. Hopefully, the scale of assistance will be growing," she said.

    Belarus, Russia to sign nuclear security agreement

    So no role for IAEA to play in all this ?

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