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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 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 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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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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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
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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
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