January 20, 2020, Büyükeceli, Mersin province. On January 19, planned drilling and blasting operations were carried out by a subcontracting company on the construction of a reserve access road to the Akkuyu NPP construction site. As a result window glass were broken in several residential buildings in the village of Büyükeceli. Two people received minor injuries caused by the scattering of window glass pieces. The injured received prompt first aid on site. Health care teams, gendarmerie officers and other response teams are working at the location of the incident. Distribution of hot food has been organized for residents of damaged houses. Local authorities and law enforcement bodies are making assessment of the damage made to the houses of local residents. Based on the results of the assessment the damage will be reimbursed.


AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC provides any necessary assistance to the law enforcement authorities and conducts investigation of the circumstances of the incident in coordination with the subcontracting company. Upon the results of the investigation, measures will be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.