A road train with equipment for the Astravets NPP is travelling through the Vitsebsk region. The total length of road train is more than 40 m, its height is 8.6 m, width – 7.3 meters, weight – 221 tons.
The nuclear power plant in Astravets will become operational in the summer of 2020. There have been numerous incidents on the construction site, with the relevant information reaching the public with a significant delay. In the summer of 2016, construction workers damaged the reactor vessel, and in December, the new vessel came in contact with a rail post during transportation. There was also information about deaths on the site.
Despite the fact that the Belarusian NPP in Astravets was subject to stress tests, and the Belarusian authorities assure that the accident at the Belarusian NPP is practically impossible, the West is still skeptical about the project, which is mainly financed by Moscow.
Lithuania has repeatedly protested against it and sent diplomatic notes to the Belarusian authorities, but the construction of the controversial facility continues. Vilnius and Warsaw have agreed not to buy electricity from the Belarusian NPP.