A member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe) MP Ganira Pashayeva has sent a written appeal to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CE) with a request to dismatle the Metsamor Atomic Power Plant (APP) in Armenia, the MP told Trend today herself.
She pointed out that the European Union (EU) has repeatedly advocated the closing of the APP. This station constructed in 1974 is located in a seismic zone. After the Spitak Earthquake in 1988, in 2003 Armenia handed over the APP to Russia by signing a five-year contract with it
, she told.
The Azerbaijani MP pointed out that the Metsamor APP is a threat to the whole region. According to her, the station is located in the distance of 16 km from the Turkish border, 60 km from Iran, and 120 km from Azerbaijan and Georgia. God forbid, if anything happens, the station located in a seismic zone can be a menace to the whole region. If Azerbaijan and Georgia face the menace, the countries cannot have enough time to evacuate their population from the damage zone. That is why, I appealed to the Committee of Ministers of CE with this request. Within its authorities, they should take measures in this respect. In my appeal I even demanded to dismantle this station, she told and pointed out that the Cabinet of Ministers of the Country will consider her appeal in the immediate future.