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Belarusian nuclear power plant to begin fuel loading in August

Vladimir Semashko. An archive photo

MOSCOW, 29 June (BelTA) – The loading of fuel into the reactor core will begin at the Belarusian nuclear power plant in August, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko.

The diplomat said: “We expect we will get down to loading the fuel into the first reactor in August. A physical launch will take place after that. It will be followed by a reactor power startup. It is necessary to get the first unit fully operational in 2021 (at least in Q1 2021).”