80 thousand signatures against nuclear waste dump at Belarus border

The Belarus Ministry of Nature has collected over 80 thousand signatures from the Belarus residents against the planned construction of a dump for nuclear waste from the Ignalina nuclear power plant near the Lithuanian-Belarus border, said Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Protection, Liavoncij Haruzhyk.

In the course of pro-active negotiations with Lithuania and the international organizations, Belarus has managed to influence the selection of possible dump sites and take part in evaluation procedures of how the nuclear waste could affect environment, he noted.


The nuclear waste dump will be built several kilometers away from the Belarusian border, not 800 meters as initially planned. Besides, some safety parameters have been improved in the course of the talks.