“Ten reasons for closing Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant”
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 17
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has created an infographic, titled “Ten reasons for closing the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant”.
The infographic has been created in English and posted on the website and official pages of the ministry in social network.
Construction of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant started in 1970. The plant was closed after devastating earthquake in Spitak in 1988 but in 1995, despite international protests, the plant was restarted and also the second reactor was launched.
Ecologists and scholars from the whole region think seismic activity in the area turns operation of the Metsamor plant into an extremely dangerous undertaking.
Azerbaijan has repeatedly expressed its concern over the situation with the Metsamor plant in Armenia and raised this issue at international organizations.