Start of a transboundary procedure regarding a nuclear power plant in Pomerania


Another important step of the administrative process regarding the construction of a nuclear power plant in Pomerania has begun. Documents concerning the transboundary assessment of the project environmental impact have been sent by the General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ) to states participating in this international assessment.

The documentation was prepared according to the GDOŚ Decision of 2015, which determined the need to carry out a procedure on the transboundary environmental impact. The documentation comprises both a 1,200-page study written in English, German, and Lithuanian, for other countries to assess the potential transboundary environmental impact, and the environmental report itself, prepared in Polish.

The documentation contains information and data required by the applicable law, including under bilateral agreements concluded by the Polish government, and by the Espoo Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context. In the ensuing months, comprehensive remarks from the affected countries are expected.

‘The transboundary procedure is a very important element of the project environmental impact assessment procedure. Sending the documentation to the states that take part in this procedure proves, once again in recent months, that we see results of activities assumed in the investment process for this year,’ said Joanna Szostek, responsible for communications and public relations of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe.

The national part of the environmental procedure is also in progress. In compliance with the respective law, on 25 July 2022 the General Director for Environmental Protection sent the EIA report to relevant authorities for opinion, namely to the Maritime Office in Gdynia, Pomeranian Voivodeship State Sanitary Inspectorate, and Regional Board of Water Management in Gdańsk. It is a part of a procedure regarding the issuance of environmental decision, which was resumed by GDOŚ on 6 June 2022.