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Saturday, 15.08.2020, 22:45
The coronavirus crisis somewhat slowed down the decommissioning work at Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant that was shut down back in 2009, its chief executive officer said on August 12th, cites LETA/BNS.
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Lithuania has on Thursday been officially informed that the delivery of nuclear fuel to the Astravyet's nuclear power plant's 1st block's reactor has been started, Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) reports cites LETA/BNS.
Belarus may officially open its Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) on Friday in a symbolic move ahead of this weekend's presidential election, but the facility is unlikely to start actual operations until late this year or early next year, the Lithuanian president's national security advisor said LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian municipalities will be required by law to have a month's supply of protective equipment due to potential threats from the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, close to the countries' shared border, Deputy Health Minister Algirdas Seselgis said LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's State Defense Council discussed on Thursday risks posed by the Astravyets nuclear power facility in Belarus, close to the countries' shared border, with a focus on civil protection and efforts to bar market access for the plant's electricity to the Baltic market. informed LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), which was shut down a decade ago and is now being decommissioned, last week rejected all three bids submitted by potential contractors in a tender process for the construction of a 100-million-euro near surface repository for low and intermediate level short-lived radioactive waste, known as the B25-2 project, reported LETA/BNS.
The Baltic ministers in charge of energy and EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson discussed electricity trade with third countries in Brussels on Tuesday as Lithuania continues efforts to convince its neighbors to joint its boycott of electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, reported LETA/BNS.