Հայ  Рус  Eng
 News


 Monday, March 20 2017 22:53

Alexandr Avanesov

Radioactive cargo fixed at Gomel airport in transit from Armenia was  being transported in line with all international regulatory rules  

Radioactive cargo fixed at Gomel airport in transit from Armenia was  being transported in line with all international regulatory rules  

ArmInfo.The radioactive cargo fixed at Gomel airport in transit from Armenia to Bulgaria was being transported in line with all international documents and rules,  Armenian Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources has  told ArmInfo's correspondent.  

To recall, earlier on March 20 BelTa quoted Oleg Lyashuk, Head of the  Border Control Office of the State Border Committee of Belarus, as  saying "The aircraft in transit from Armenia to Bulgaria arrived in  Gomel at 12:30 on 19 March. A box inside the aircraft had markings of  a source of ionizing radiation. Hazmat personnel sent by the border  service and the Gomel Oblast Department of the Emergencies Ministry  were called for. After examination the cargo was allowed to cross the  Belarusian state border." 

However, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources  told ArmInfo that on 3 Oct 2016 the Croatian "Frid" company, which  was chosen as a contractor by Rusatom Service JSC - the general  contractor of the Armenian NPP Unit-2 Lifetime Extension Project  supplied check-out equipment to Armenia. The equipment was delivered  by JSC Aircompany Grodno (Belarus), which was obliged to deliver the  equipment back in the same track. 

On 15 March 2017, the Belarusian air carrier filed an application for  implementing the Yerevan-Gomel flights. The accompanying papers  contained information about the cargo and the aviation authorities of  Belarus were informed about the content of the cargo. After that the  permit for the flight was issued. The Ministry stresses that the  cargo transportation was carried out in accordance with the contract  with the freight company on the basis of agreements, in line with all  international regulatory rules.

To note, Armenia and Belarus have an interstate agreement on  cooperation in nuclear power engineering.  The agreement also  provides for exchange of information. 

Rusatom Service is the general contractor of the Armenian NPP Unit-2  Lifetime Extension Project. In March 2014, the Armenian Government  took a decision on extension of the NPP Unit 2 lifetime due to the  delay in construction of a new power unit. Rosatom and Armenian  experts agreed to work on the project for 10 years - till 2026. The  operations are expected to last for 5 years and end in 2019. Russia  lent 270mln USD and granted 30mln USD to Armenia for these purposes. 

  • READ ALL COMMENTS

No comments

Name*
E-mail
Text*
  
7000

 Interview
 Commented
 Search by date