Experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will most likely go to Trgovska Gora in September to see on the field what Croatia is currently doing at the Cerkezovac location, where a nuclear waste storage facility from the Krsko power plant is planned, stated the chairman of the Expert Team, Emir Dizdarevic.
An agreement on the departure of experts from BiH to Croatia, who will be in charge of monitoring the activities of Croatian colleagues on this issue as much as possible, was reached in early July at meetings with representatives of the Fund for Financing the Decommissioning and Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel.
The list of experts should be known in the upcoming days, and there will be 10 of them.
Dizdarevic explained that no special permits from higher levels are needed for this departure and that the agreement is for experts from BiH to come to Trgovska Gora, more precisely to the facilities near the former barracks Cerkezovac, to see what condition they are in and establish whether and what was done.
“For now, a company has been chosen for certain hydrogeological research, and it will be important for us, if and when they start taking samples, so we can get the consent for our geologists to be present when they take soil samples,” Dizdarevic told.
He pointed out that seismologists will also play a very important role in further work due to frequent earthquakes in the narrower and wider area, and that Croatia has hired its experts to monitor the seismological situation.
“Some stations have been installed to monitor this. I think that this will also be discussed at the round table, which could be held in Banja Luka in September or October, ” said Dizdarevic, who is also the deputy director of the Regulatory Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety of BiH.
While speaking about some future steps, when sampling starts at that location, Dizdarevic emphasized that they will then need certain permits so that, when they start with boring, they will be on the spot.
“We have already asked the higher levels of government in BiH to engage in order to get permits to attend the sampling if the process of boring started,” said Dizdarevic, adding that even the planned well is deeper than 150 meters.
Also, he said he expects to receive all the necessary permits, noting that Croatia is not obliged to approve it, BHRT writes.