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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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Lithuania-committed-to-safe-radwaste-management,-s

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Defuelling-of-Ignalina-units-completed

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finland-s-Posiva-to-support-Lithuania-used-fuel-di

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-concludes-virtual-mission-to-assess-safety-in

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsignalina-temporarily-suspends-waste-packaging-seeks-assessment-of-final-disposal-sites-8177185

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-container-of-damaged-used-fuel-sent-to-storage-at-ignalina-8138292

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsignalina-rejects-proposals-for-waste-facilities-8018329

Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which is undergoing decommissioning, resumed working on loading used nuclear fuel into containers on 21 April.

Date: Friday, 24 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdecommissioning-work-resumes-at-ignalina-7886875

At Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, construction has begun of a storage facility for low-level radioactive waste, INPP’s press service reported on 19 September.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsignalina-begins-construction-radwaste-storage-facility-7421498

The Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is undergoing decommissioning, has been granted a licence by the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) to construct and operate a near-surface repository for low- and intermediate-level short-lived radioactive waste. 

Date: Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslicence-granted-for-lithuanian-repository-5993018