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Lithuania again blocks electricity from Ostrovets

Lithuania again blocks electricity from Ostrovets

Lithuania has capped the amount of electricity that can enter its grid from Belarus as part of measures to avoid importing power from the Ostrovets nuclear power plant. Grid operator LitGrid said the interconnection would be limited to 262 MW, with throughputs calculated every day.

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2021


Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania is empty of all fuel, following the transportation on 11 May of the final container with damaged used nuclear fuel to a temporary storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


IAEA concludes virtual mission to assess safety in Lithuania

IAEA concludes virtual mission to assess safety in Lithuania

Lithuania has strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service 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.

Regulation & Safety 03 December 2020


Baltic States agree to block nuclear power from Belarus

Baltic States agree to block nuclear power from Belarus

The ministries responsible for the energy sector in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have reached an agreement to cease electricity trading with Belarus when it commissions its nuclear power plant and to introduce a system of certificates stating the origin of electricity.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2020


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