May 17 2012
Head of OSART Mission doesn’t comment on EU’s opinion over Armenian
Nuclear Power Plant
Wednesday 16 May 2012 11:46
Yerevan,/Mediamax/. Head of the Operational Safety Review Team (OSART)
Mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Gabor Vamos,
does not comment on the opinion of the European Union over the
necessity of earliest closure of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant in
`My task in 2011 was to serve as team leader for the OSART Mission at
the Armenian NPP. The team made 14 recommendations and 12 suggestions
to improve operational safety and identified 7 good practices at the
plant. The report of the mission is public. The IAEA will perform an
OSART Follow up mission in 2013 to check the progress of the plant in
implementing the recommendations and suggestions made in 2011,’ Gabor
Vamos said in the interview to Mediamax.
`It does not fall under my duties to comment on a statement of EU,’ he added.
EU believes the Armenian NPP `cannot be upgraded to meet
internationally recognized nuclear safety standards’.
From: A. Papazian