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Sunday, 20.10.2019, 14:46
Blaring emergency sirens across Lithuania marked the start of a four-day civil protection exercise aimed at testing the authorities' readiness to respond to a potential nuclear accident at Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant., informed LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Belarus, Energy, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Nuclear power plant, Security
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects to discuss Riga's position on intentions to purchase electricity generated by Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) with his Latvian counterpart on Friday, writes LETA/BNS.
With Lithuania taking steps to block market access to electricity generated by Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Latvia's electricity transmission grid operator is planning to import electrical energy from the facility under construction close to the Lithuanian border, informed LETA/BNS.
Latvian company Spectrum Baltic plans to import electricity to Lithuania from the Russian region of Kaliningrad. Lithuania's National Energy Regulatory Council confirmed it to LETA/BNS on Thursday it had issued the company the necessary permit.
Lithuania and France are stepping up cooperation in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste management, the Lithuanian Energy Ministry said LETA/BNS.
Daugavpils City Council urges ministries to take strict position against planned radioactive waste repository in Visaginas
The city council of the southeastern Latvian city of Daugavpils has called on the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and the Foreign Ministry to take a strict position against the planned construction of a waste repository for Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant in the city of Visaginas, Daugavpils Mayor Andrejs Elksnins (Harmony) said at a news conference this week, reffered LETA.
Lithuania's shutdown Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), which has been undergoing decommissioning for almost a decade now, has won an arbitration case against Nukem, a German company controlled by Russia's nuclear energy giant Rosatom, over a technology for handling and storing damaged spent nuclear fuel assemblies, informed LETA/BNS.