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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has said that Lithuania's process for selecting a site for its proposed deep geological repository for radioactive waste is in line international safety standards.

Date: Wednesday, 02 August 2023
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Reactors shut down as condition of EU membership All spent nuclear fuel including nuclear fuel debris has been safely removed from the fuel pools. Courtesy Ignalina NPP. The recovery of fuel debris from spent fuel pools has been completed at the Ignalina nuclear power station in Lithuania, operator Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) said.

INPP said the fuel debris recovery is part of the programme of nuclear decommissioning at the two-unit facility. The work was supported by the main contractor, Germany-based Höfer & Bechtel.

The project had financial support from the Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Ignalina is the first and only Soviet-era RBMK-type power station to have performed the cleaning of the bottom of fuel storage pools. INPP said all spent nuclear fuel including nuclear fuel debris had been safely removed and stored in fuel storage casks.

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023
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Lithuania's State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (IAE) has signed two contracts with international consortiums for the design of technologies for dismantling the two shut down RBMK reactors at the plant.

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
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Lithuania's national programme for managing radioactive waste and decommissioning has demonstrated a commitment to safety, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, it noted areas where safety could be further enhanced.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
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The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) to an on-site interim storage facility.

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2022
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The general criteria for Lithuania to dispose of its used nuclear fuel will be studied by Posiva Solutions, a subsidiary of the company that is doing the job on behalf of Finland's utilities.

Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022
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Lithuania has strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team yesterday completed a 17-day virtual follow-up mission to review the country's implementation of recommendations and suggestions made during an initial IRRS mission in 2016.

Date: Friday, 04 December 2020
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Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant said on 9 October that it had suspended the packaging of radioactive waste due to a malfunction of the scales.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in the interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (ISFSF) at Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
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At the end of March, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) announced a tender for the construction of a near-surface repository for low- and medium-level short-lived radioactive waste and project B25-2 for the connection of rainwater drainage networks to the existing infrastructure.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
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