In recent days, there has been a lot going on around the investment in the first Polish nuclear power plant. We just learned another thing.
“The energetic week in Poland continues. We have already discussed the financing of investments of Polish Nuclear Power Plants in the European Union, the visit of American partners from the United States Department of Energy and the Institute of Nuclear Energy, as well as the signing of the consortium of Westinghouse Polska and Bechtel regarding educational cooperation in the Clean Energy Center,” wrote the government representative on X. for strategic energy infrastructure Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska.
Environmental decision for a nuclear power plant
However, this is not the end of this “energetic week”. At the headquarters of the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy, Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska and the president of PEJ, Mateusz Berger, informed about the next stage of development of the project of the first Polish nuclear power plant.
In the morning, the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, informed the Polish Press Agency that the General Directorate for Environmental Protection had issued an environmental decision for the construction of the first Polish nuclear power plant. According to GDOŚ, the investment will not have a negative impact on the environment.
According to the General Directorate, the project will not have a significant negative impact on underground and surface waters, including the waters of the Baltic Sea. – This is a milestone in the implementation of an investment that is crucial from the point of view of energy security – said Anna Moskwa.
“The received decision on environmental conditions determines the location variant of the first nuclear power plant in Poland, in the location – Lubiatowo-Kopalino, and specifies, among others, conditions for using the environment during the construction and operation phase of the facility, environmental protection requirements necessary to be included in the design documentation, requirements for counteracting the effects of industrial accidents, and also imposes an obligation to re-assess the environmental impact of the project as part of the procedure for issuing a construction permit“ – we read in the announcement of the Polish Nuclear Power Plants.
During the press conference, this was officially confirmed by the government plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure, Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, and the president of PEJ, Mateusz Berger.
– The environmental decision issued by the General Director for Environmental Protection is a key milestone in the permitting process for a nuclear project – it determines the location of the first Polish nuclear power plant and provides a number of information important from the point of view of subsequent stages, primarily design. The plans of the Government of the Republic of Poland regarding the reconstruction of the energy mix are among the most ambitious in Europe. The scale of the challenges and the pace of change are enormous, which is why the timely implementation of large and complex investment projects, such as the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland, which will be implemented according to the planned schedule, is so important. – said Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska.
– The issued decision on environmental conditions is one of the most important stages
in the permitting process and brings us significantly closer to the start of construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland. It specifies the conditions that must be met in order to be able to implement a nuclear investment in accordance with both national and international environmental regulations and requirements. On behalf of the company, I would like to thank the representatives of the General Directorate for Environmental Protection for their cooperation in the ongoing environmental procedure and for issuing the decision in question, said Mateusz Berger, President of the Management Board of Polish Nuclear Power Plants.