Bucharest, March 11th 2020
Following the information requests regarding the alleged quarantine at Cernavoda NPP, SN Nuclearelectrica SA (« SNN ») invalidates the allegations and makes the following statements with regards to the protection plan prepared and implemented in the context of the risk associated with Coronavirus infestation :
Considering the strategic importance of SNN in ensuring the constant energy production at the national level, under safety conditions, corroborated with the protection of the personnel and the local community, SNN has drafted the Plan for the Continuation of activity in case of an epidemic and has established an internal Working Group which will develop, coordinate and implement the prevention measures and will plan the necessary protection measures in relation to the evolution of the situation.
The plan for ensuring the continuity of activity is drafted in compliance with the national legislation and the measures established by the Romanian Government and is permanently updated in consideration of the international standards and experience in the nuclear field.
The plan is applied gradually, from preventive hygiene measures to measures of ensuring the essential personnel, and will be applied depending on the level of the associated risk, in a pro-active mode so that the risk of contamination with coronavirus is reduced to a minimum.
In order to ensure the essential personnel for the safe operation of the installation, SNN/Cernavoda also has plans to organize a dedicated space, with all necessary conditions, including food and transportation. This measure can be implemented only on the basis of the legislation in force. This measure will be applied in strict correlation with the spread of the coronavirus and aims to protect the essential personnel and ensure the continuity of operations and production.
SNN also has established measures for all staff segments, which will be gradually applied depending on the evolution.