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3) What is the PRELIMINARY STUDY and what is the purpose of it

The PRELIMINARY STUDY is the first document elaborated in the process of the assessment of the environmental impact of proposed activity pursuant to the Act No. 24/2006 on Environmental Impact Assessment, as later amended. The purpose of the PRELIMINARY STUDY, in accordance with the Act, is to give the basic characteristic of the proposed activity; the basic data of the contemporary status of the environment in the area where the activity is to be performed as well as the areas which could be impacted by the proposed activity. The purpose of the PRELIMINARY STUDY is not to give detailed or comprehensive information on environmental impacts of the proposed activity but to present the proposed activity; concerned area; the status of the environment in the concerned area and to identify the potential impacts of this activity to the environment and human health, including the cumulative and synergic impacts

The PRELIMINARY STUDY provides basic data on the supposed impacts of the proposed activity; the basic assessment of the variants of the proposed activity (if the variant solution is not excluded) . The PRELIMINARY STUDY also provides proposals for the exclusion or mitigation of negative impacts of the proposed activity in the stages of its construction, operation and operation termination.

The detailed assessment of the impacts of the proposed activity to the environment and public health is provided in the Assessment Report of the proposed activity.

The elaboration of the Assessment Report of the environmental impact of New Nuclear Power Plant (NNPP) follows directly the PRELIMINARY STUDY submitted to the Ministry of Environment of the SR on 5 March 2014. In that relation the Ministry issued the required SCOPE OF THE ASSESSMENT of the proposed activity on 29 May 2014, which is defined according to §30 of the Act No. 24/2006 Coll. on Environmental Impact Assessment.

The SCOPE OF THE ASSESSMENT is available in the electronic form in the web portal of the Ministry www.enviroportal.sk on the address http://enviroportal.sk/sk/eia/detail/novy-jadrovy-zdroj-v-lokalite-jaslovske-bohunice or in our web portal on the address http://www.jess.sk/sk/home/o-spolocnosti/dokumenty.

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