Lithuania did not register any changes in the radiation background after rumors about the incident at the Belarusian nuclear power plant appeared.
The Belarusian side has not yet provided any information on the safety situation at the Astravets nuclear power plant to Vilnius.
Radiation Protection Center (RSC) of Lithuania has not recorded any changes in the radiation background after the information about the alleged incident at the Belarusian nuclear power plant, said the website naviny.by.
"The Belarusian media published information about a possible incident at the Belarusian nuclear power plant," reads the statement. - It is reported that the incident could have been caused by a failure of the reactor cooling system. The State Nuclear Power Inspectorate of Lithuania (VATESI) applied to the competent Belarusian authorities with a request for information about the safety situation at BelNPP. No official information has been received from them yet.
"No changes in the radiation background have been recorded in Lithuania. The results of the Early Warning and Information System (RADIS) are continuously monitored to ensure that the population is immediately informed of any imminent danger related to the release of radioactive materials into the environment," stressed the RSC.
The center noted that RADIS data is monitored by RSC specialists around the clock. In addition, one can monitor changes in the radiation background on the system's website.
Late in the evening on March 6, the Nick and Mike telegram channel reported, referring to the information received by the chat-bot, that BelNPP had allegedly "recently had another emergency" in the form of a failure of the reactor cooling system. "The situation was tried to be corrected manually - the accident was prevented by a protection that went off. But the nuclear power plant shut down and is now under repair. There are constant problems with the cooling system. It, just like the ventilation system, was assembled with flaws that are now constantly popping up," said the message, which, as the authors of the telegram channel pointed out, requires verification.