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The project to build a new nuclear power plant at Visaginas, Lithuania has been temporarily halted because of the unfavorable market situation for the sale of nuclear energy, Lithuania's Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said on January 19th, cites LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant
The amount of fuel sold in Latvia in the first 11 months of 2015 reached 1.16 mln. tons, or by 22,969 tons or 2.02 % more from the respective period in 2014, according to the information provided by the excise goods authority of the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID), reported LETA.
Lithuania's nuclear safety regulator has issued a license for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) to build and operate a very low-level radioactive waste disposal facility, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonia does not say "no" to participation in the Visaginas nuclear power plant project, but it stands firm on its opinion that the economic viability of the project has to be proved first, the Estonian prime minister said in Vilnius on December 14h, cites LETA/BNS.
A former Lithuanian energy minister says that the Estonian government back in 2012 basically refused to participate in the development of the Visaginas nuclear power plant project as the new facility would be a serious competitor to Estonia's state-owned energy company Eesti Energia, reports LETA/BNS.
Following at least five years of negotiations, Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) and its decommissioning contractor – a consortium of Germany’s Nukem Technologies and GNS, the manufacturer of spent fuel casks whose parameters and quality was questioned – have signed a supplement to the agreement on the construction and equipment of an interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility, known as B1, informs LETA/BNS.
Following at least five years of negotiations, Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) plans to sign next week an agreement with Germany's GNS, the manufacturer of spent fuel casks whose parameters and quality was questioned, reports LETA.