The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for the nuclear power plant to be constructed in Pomerania has been submitted to the General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ) on 29 March 2022. This means that it is now possible to resume the proceedings to obtain the Environmental Decision.
The EIA Report (the Environmental Report) for the project involving the construction and operation of [WM[E1Szo1] Poland’s first nuclear power plant with a capacity of up to 3,750 MWe in the communes of Choczewo, or Gniewino and Krokowa, is a key document in the nuclear power plant Environmental Impact Assessment process which, in turn, constitutes a part of the proceedings for the issuance of the so-called Environmental Decision.
As part of this assessment, two site variants have been analysed, Variant 1 – Lubiatowo – Kopalino site in the Choczewo commune, and Variant 2 – Żarnowiec site in the Krokowa and Gniewino communes. Both were indicated and named as early as 2014, and subsequently analysed in terms of technical subvariants regarding the nuclear power plant cooling system based either on a once-through cooling system using seawater, or on cooling towers using seawater or desalinated seawater.
The final shape of the EIA Report fulfils provisions of the Decision of the General Director for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ), issued in 2016, specifying the scope of environmental report with regard to the site variants and their technical subvariants considered, as well as to the nuclear power plant’s associated infrastructure. The Report will be made available by the authority in accordance with the principles set out in the Act on the provision of information on the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessments.
Along with the environmental report, PEJ Sp. z o. o. has submitted a complete set of documentation for the needs of transboundary environmental impact assessment.
Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ) Sp. z o.o. is a company the responsibilities of which include preparing the investment process and acting as the Investor in the project involving the construction of nuclear power plants with a total installed capacity of approximately 6 to 9 GWe, based on safe, proven, large-scale, Generation III(+) pressurised water nuclear reactors, and their possible future operation. The company also supports the government administration in its efforts to implement the Polish Nuclear Power Programme and the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation to develop a civil nuclear power programme and a civil nuclear industry in Poland. More information available at: www.ppej.pl.