Serbia building foundation for a civilian nuclear programme

The Serbian government will work together with universities and scientific institutes to create an environment for the use of nuclear energy in Serbia, said the Minister of Mining and Energy, Dubravka Đedović Handanović.

Before proposing changes to the legislation in order for that to happen, the Ministry plans to conduct public consultations on nuclear energy.

In addition to the minister, representatives of public enterprise Nuclear Facilities of Serbia, the Directorate for Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security of Serbia (SRBATOM), the faculties of electrical engineering, physics and mechanical engineering, as well as the faculties of technology and metrology of the University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad, the Faculty of Science and Mathematics of the University of Kragujevac, Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Vinča, Nikola Tesla Institute of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Physics, Elektroprivreda Srbije AD and Serbian Nuclear Society were present at the meeting.

“This debate should present pro and con arguments, based on facts and expert opinions. A joint effort is needed to shed light on this topic for the public, instead of media spreading misinformation and falsehoods about how nuclear waste from other countries will be stored in Serbia, which of course is not true,” said the minister after the meeting.

Almost two weeks ago, Ekoloski Ustanak Movement asked Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, say reveal whether it was true that during his official visit to Paris, it had been agreed that the French company EDF, which has 58 nuclear power plants, would store its nuclear waste in Serbia.

 The Movement also called on Vucic to immediately make publicly available every document he signed in Paris on behalf of the Serbian authorities, which concern energy, energy projects and the construction of nuclear, hydro and other energy facilities.

The Serbian government and the French power company EDF signed on Monday in Paris a MoU on establishing a framework for long-term dialogue and cooperation on energy transition and low-carbon technologies.

(Nova Ekonomija, 22.04.2024)

https://novaekonomija.rs/vesti-iz-zemlje/srbija-radi-postavlja-temelje-civilnog-nuklearnog-programa

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