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Magadan Region is ready to supply Chukotka with electricity after stopping the Bilibino NPP - Vladimir Pecheny
The Magadan Region is ready to supply Chukotka with electricity after stopping the Bilibino NPP. This was said by the Governor of Magadan Region Vladimir Pecheny at a meeting with the head of the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators Jacques Regaldo.
A WANO delegation arrived in Russia to visit the Bilibino nuclear power plant in Chukotka. “Our goal is to disseminate the best practices of NPP operation from a safety point of view. мWe are planning to visit the Bilibino NPP to check the safety of the plant. In addition, its term of operation is expiring, the station is preparing for the planned closure, so we intend to also monitor the safety of this process, ”said Jacques Regaldo.
Vladimir Pechenyi noted that although there are no nuclear power plants in the Magadan Region, the Kolyma residents are rather seriously concerned about the safe operation of nuclear power plants. “There were fears that the Fukushima accident could harm the ecology of the Sea of Okhotsk. Fortunately, they were not confirmed, but we are still carefully studying the data of environmental studies in our waters, ”the head of the region said.
He added that today there is excess energy capacity in the Magadan region, therefore, after the closure of the Bilibino nuclear power plant, the region is ready to supply electricity to the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. “The Magadan Region is ready to supply Chukotka with electricity after the Bilibino NPP shutdown. Projects for laying power lines from the stations of the Kolyma cascade already exist and are being considered along with other options for supplying power to Chukotka, ”the governor said.