Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Russia will propose to the G-8 to raise the nuclear power plant safety

Moscow .- Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, announced today that it will propose to the G8 countries of specific initiatives to "enhance the safety of nuclear power plants" in a message to the public on the occasion of the 25 th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster . In particular, the Kremlin chief said that these initiatives relate to increasing the accountability of the countries using nuclear energy, according to the press office of the Presidency of Russia.

He said that the Russian proposals will be presented at the next G8 summit to be held on 26 and May 27 in Deauville, northern France. "We needed additional safety requirements for construction and operation of nuclear power facilities," stressed the head of the Russian state was quoted by the Interfax agency.

According to Medvedev, security requirements should be enshrined in international legal documents binding on all countries. The Russian president added that international organizations, first of all, the International Atomic Energy Agency, should ensure strict compliance with those requirements.

"We need new nuclear power plants are built with maximum protection barriers, that the principles of openness and total information transparency of actions become a standard work for all nuclear power plants worldwide," he said. Medvedev with the with the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, today visited the Chernobyl plant, which 25 years ago today was the scene of the greatest catastrophe in the history of peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Both heads of state will pay tribute to the direct victims of the accident and "likvidátor (liquidators) who died from high exposure to radiation." Millions of people were exposed to radiation and hundreds of thousands had to flee their homes. The consequences of this accident are still being felt in the territory of Ukraine, Russia and other countries, "said the head of the Kremlin yesterday.

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