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Ignalina 2 free of used fuel

Ignalina 2 free of used fuel

Ignalina used fuel transfer machine - 48Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania has announced the removal of the last used fuel assembly from the reactor of unit 2. Some of the used fuel was removed from the reactor after its final closure in 2009, but the remainder was left pending the launch of an Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility.

Waste & Recycling 27 February 2018


IAEA missions see progress in Lithuania and Jordan

IAEA missions see progress in Lithuania and Jordan

Lithuania has established and maintains a robust and comprehensive physical security framework, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. A separate team has found that Jordan has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years.

Regulation & Safety 23 October 2017


Lithuania starts hot tests at solid waste facility

Lithuania starts hot tests at solid waste facility

Ignalina SWMSF - 48The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania has taken another step forward in the decommissioning process with the start today of hot trials, using radioactive materials, of the new Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility. The milestone was announced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Waste & Recycling 09 June 2017


European industry rates decommissioning opportunities

European industry rates decommissioning opportunities

Germany is offering a great opportunity for new suppliers of decommissioning services because over the next five years all of its shutdown nuclear power plants will enter the decommissioning phase, Jörg Klasen, director of nuclear decommissioning services at EnBW, said yesterday. Klasen spoke at the 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Conference Europe 2017 being held in Manchester, England. Asked where they see the biggest opportunities in nuclear decommissioning and waste management over the next five years, 57% of the conference delegates selected Germany. The UK, France, Sweden and Switzerland followed with 30%, 6%, 2% and 2%, respectively.

Waste & Recycling 25 May 2017


Ignalina storage facility set for commercial operation

Ignalina storage facility set for commercial operation

Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate said today it had issued a permit for the start of commercial operation of the country's new interim used fuel storage facility. The announcement followed State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's successful completion yesterday of hot tests with ten new design casks. The company has demonstrated it is ready to operate the facility safely, Vatesi said.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2017


Ignalina gets operating licence for storage facility

Ignalina gets operating licence for storage facility

An operating licence was issued yesterday for the new interim used fuel storage at the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania, the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) announced today. The licence permits commissioning of the facility, known as the ISFSF B1 Project, and the start of hot trials with ten new design casks. ISFSF B1 Project is located in Visaginas municipality.

Regulation & Safety 21 September 2016


Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Ignalina - aerial - 48The estimated cost of decommissioning Soviet-designed, first-generation nuclear power reactors in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia will be at least €5.7 billion ($6.4 billion), according to the European Court of Auditors. However, it warns this could double if the cost of disposing of high-level radioactive waste is included.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2016


Ignalina turbine hall dismantling completed

Ignalina turbine hall dismantling completed

Ignalina 1 turbine hall - 48Work that began in October 2011 to dismantle the turbine halls of unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant - or the B9/1 project - has been completed. The dismantled equipment weighs more than 18,000 tonnes and consists mostly of turbines, generators, heat exchangers, pumps, valves and pipes.

Waste & Recycling 22 August 2016


Cold testing of interim storage facility completed at Ignalina

Cold testing of interim storage facility completed at Ignalina

Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has been completed at the new Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility for units 1 and 2 of the shut-down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. The work started in January and was completed on 16 June, the plant announced yesterday.

Waste & Recycling 21 June 2016


IAEA advises on project risks to Ignalina decommissioning

IAEA advises on project risks to Ignalina decommissioning

Ignalina - aerial - 48Lithuania should plan for potential project risks in the decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. Such planning should ensure that future costs and scheduling "remain realistic".

Waste & Recycling 11 April 2016