The Armenian nuclear reactor in Medzamor can be the next Chernobyl according to Turkey and EU. Medzamor plant which is 16 km away from Turkish Armenian border is among the five most dangerous nuclear plants in the world. Plant’s Armenia-1 and Armenia-2 units were reported to have problems. The same plant was shutdown in 1988 due to a powerful earth quake in the Spitak region of Armenia. The nuclear facility is on the Eastern Anatolia fault.
But after Soviet’s collapse, the plant was restarted in 1995. Armenia insists on running the nuclear plant. The high risk reactor may cost millions of Armenian’s life as it was in Chernobyl.
European Union ordered Armenia to close the nuclear plant. International Environmentalist groups protested Armenia several times. A possible earthquake may turn a substantial part of Armenia into a deserted nuclear area.