Tashkent hosted a workshop devoted to construction of a nuclear power station.
The event, organized jointly by the International Atomic Energy Agency and Uzatom Agency, was attended by local experts and representatives of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bekhzod Yuldashev, Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Installation Safety Greg Rzentkowski and others noted that a theoretical and practical analysis of implemented activities on building the first nuclear power station in the country and attention paid to careful study of international experience on this issue give a positive result.
The decree of the President of the country Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures for development of nuclear energy in the Republic of Uzbekistan” of July 19, 2018 became an important legal basis for construction of the first nuclear power station in the country.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide consultations and instructions on the basics of security for specialists of Uzatom Agency and other relevant agencies.
– At the event, we received useful information on the topic, – says Deputy Director General of Uzatom Agency Bakhrom Mansurov. – Choosing a site for construction of a nuclear power station and absolutely exact compliance with the rules and procedures of the IAEA is important. According to the recommendations of the agency for construction of a nuclear power station it is necessary to conduct research on at least three sites. And this involves conducting geological, hydrological, meteorological, seismic, economic and infrastructure research. In accordance with this, engineering and survey work is being carried out for construction of a nuclear power station in some regions of our country.
At the workshop, the environmental aspects when choosing a site for construction of a nuclear power plant, licensing process for compliance with the requirements and safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency and others were considered in detail.