Russia ‘cutting nuclear plant’s environmental impact’

Russia has used innovative techniques at one of its nuclear power plant to reduce its impact on the environment. That was the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Russia has used innovative techniques at one of its nuclear power plant to reduce its impact on the environment.

That was the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) team of experts, which added the Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years.

It follows the Operational Safety Review Team’s (OSART) 19-day mission to assess the safe operation of the nuclear plant.

Team Leader Peter Tarren said: “We found that Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant has implemented many safety enhancements in recent years and has plans for further improvements.

“We noted several good practices that could be adopted by other plants to improve safety, another important part of every OSART mission.”

However the team also proposed further improvements such as completing work to bring the plant’s various quality arrangements into a single management system.