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Commissioning of interim storage facility starts at Ignalina

Waste and Recycling

22 January 2016

Ignalina used fuel transfer machine - 48Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has started at the new Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility for units 1 and 2 of the shut-down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. In a separate statement, the state enterprise responsible for decommissioning the plant said over 30,000 tonnes of nuclear-related equipment had been dismantled since the process started in 2010.

Commissioning of Ignalina solid waste facilities under way

Waste and Recycling

26 August 2015

Ignalina solid waste facility - 48Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has started at the new Solid Waste Management and Storage Facilities at the shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

IAEA approves Baltic environmental report

New Nuclear

11 November 2014

An expert group from the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that the environmental impact assessment for the Baltic nuclear power plant under construction in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad meets international standards.

Licence granted for Lithuanian waste facility

Waste and Recycling

23 December 2015

A licence for the construction and operation of a very low-level radioactive waste disposal facility near the Ignalina nuclear power plant has been issued by the Lithuanian nuclear regulator.

Ignalina NPP applies for radwaste repository licence

Waste and Recycling

12 June 2015

Lithuanian state enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant has applied to the country's regulator, Vatesi, for a licence to construct and operate a surface storage facility for low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste, known as the B25 project. The company is managing the decommissioning of the plant, which was named after the nearby city of Ignalina in the municipality of Visaginas.

Ignalina 2 decommissioning work starts

Waste and Recycling

24 July 2014

Work has started at the second unit of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania to dismantle its emergency core cooling system and to remove contaminated components from its turbine hall. The two projects are to be completed in June 2015 and by 2029, respectively.