A planned inspection was carried out by the Federal Service for environmental, technological and nuclear supervision of observance of the safety regulations at the Bureiskaya HPP.
The inspection, as anticipated, was stringent. The commission from Khabarovsk and Blagoveshchensk consisting of a total of nine people carefully checked all the power plant's documents and equipment, identifying 60 violations. The majority of these were, however, a result of unlawfulness in construction of the dam. In the instruction issued to the power plant on 11 September 2009, most of the items come down to requirements to complete construction of the dam and increase servicing staff numbers by the end of 2010.
No critical violations requiring immediate halt of the equipment, buildings or structures or evacuation of personnel were identified and not administrative fines were imposed during the inspection.