Anna Moskwa described the move as a "milestone for the realisation of a key energy investment from the security point of view."
One of GDOS's main conclusions was that the plant's construction and use, with the application of technical and organisational environmental measures specified in the report as well as the fulfillment of environmental conditions specified in the decision, will have no significant environmental impact. The investment will also have no negative effect on Natura 2000 areas in terms of their natural habitats, flora or fauna, the GDOS concluded.
The environmental watchdog also said the project would have no significant impact on underground or surface water, including that of the Baltic Sea.
A further conclusion was that the project would not cause excessive gas or particle emissions or result in excessive radioactive contamination of land, water or air. The GDOS also gave its assurance that both the construction of the plant and its subsequent use would be monitored for environmental impact. (PAP)