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We know that Ostrovets is being built in a seismic zone, but we know very little else about it (Photo: Peter Teffer)

EU should put pressure on Belarus nuclear project

If, one clear day, you went up in a hot air balloon over my beloved home town of Vilnius, a Unesco World Heritage site, you would see, not far off, a two-headed monster.

Your eyes do not deceive you. There it is: the Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), with its two reactors, being built just 53km away on the other side of the EU border with Belarus.

The construction started in 2009. One reactor is to go online in 2018 and a second one in 2020. Two more are apparently planned by 2...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

We know that Ostrovets is being built in a seismic zone, but we know very little else about it (Photo: Peter Teffer)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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