Environmental Impact Assessment Report
On 29 March 2022, Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe filed an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA Report) with the General Directorate for Environmental Protection. The EIA Report concerns the Project which consists in the construction and operation of the first Nuclear Power Plant in Poland with an electrical capacity of up to 3,750 MWe. It means that the procedure for issuing an environmental decision can now be resumed.
The EIA Report prepared by Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe is the first such study in Poland for a nuclear power plant. This is why, during the entire process of developing the document, the company was supported by a dedicated team of the Technical Advisor (Jacobs Clean Energy Limited), composed of experienced specialists who had participated in the work on similar documentation for other nuclear power plants worldwide. Apart from the Technical Advisor, the entities involved in the EIA Report development included a number of Polish scientific bodies, and a variety of specialists experienced in preparing EIA Reports for major infrastructure investments.
The environmental impact assessment results presented in the EIA Report are the outcome of a survey programme conducted on an unprecedented scale in Poland, designed in accordance with the Decision on the scope of the report, with respect to the Project site variants and their sub-variants under consideration, as well as the associated infrastructure which has the potential for a cumulative environmental impact with the impact of the Project and other investment projects carried out by third parties.
The EIA Report, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act of 3 October 2008 on the provision of information on the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessments, is the key evidence in the administrative procedure for the assessment of the environmental impact of a project, which is part of the procedure for issuing a decision on environmental conditions. The EIA report is one of the most important elements of the procedure which is to facilitate the identification of all potential risks associated with the implementation of the Project in question.