Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Eligius Masiulis proposes to convene council for the protection of the state and to formulate an official position in connection with the fact that Belarus will build a nuclear power plant.
"Lithuania need a clear plan on how to behave in a situation when Belarus is building nuclear power plants near Vilnius — convinced Masiulis.
On He said, as plans Belarus in connection with the construction of nuclear power plants near Vilnius acquire real features, we need a clear strategy for further action in order to protect the public interest, writes DELFI.
"The country's leaders should convene a council for the protection of the state, to express a clear and strong stand on the future of nuclear power in our region," — said Masiulis.
On He said, made up still Comments conservationists and experts in the field of energy and notes that were sent to Belarus, did not have much effect.
"Maybe, Lithuania should cooperate with other EU countries to the plans for the construction of nuclear power plants near Vilnius, said at the highest level," — said Masiulis.
Belarus plans to build a nuclear power plant about 50 kilometers from the capital of Lithuania. Argues that the construction of nuclear power plants will be completed by 2018. Build the station will be the Russian company "Atomstroyproekt."
March 16 near the Embassy of Belarus in Lithuania was held to protest against the construction of nuclear power plants in Astravets near the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, titled "We do not need Fukushima near Vilnius."
The action was organized by a coalition of Lithuanian non-governmental organizations concerned with the protection of the environment. The participants were 15 people. They collected signatures for a petition to have submitted to the Belarusian diplomatic mission, reports BelaPAN.
"Against the backdrop of a terrible accident at the nuclear power Fukusimskay Belarus and Russia plan to sign an agreement for a loan for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Nuclear accident in Japan caused by the earthquake, again hurt confirmed that the "peaceful atom" — this is just a myth, which brings great unhappiness. Accidents can happen through natural disasters, technical malfunctions, human error, intentional damage, the military conflict, terrorism, and a number of other reasons, "- the organizers of the action.
The Lithuanian authorities have not been exempt from the construction of a new nuclear power plant on the site of closure of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, despite the fact that the project has received more criticism, including as a result of the disaster in Japan. It is planned that the new reactors in Visaginas will be operational around 2020.