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Monday, 24.06.2019, 15:14
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.
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Daugavpils City Council urges ministries to take strict position against planned radioactive waste repository in Visaginas11.04.2019
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.
Gitanas Nauseda, one of the three front-running Lithuanian presidential candidates, says relations between Vilnius and Minsk should not be completely overshadowed by the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction close to the border, reported LETA/BNS.
The chief executive officer of Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) anticipates strong competition among potential contractors for the construction of a 100-million-euro near surface repository for low and intermediate level short-lived radioactive waste, informed LETA/BNS.
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he will propose a "rational" solution to Belarus regarding the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which is vehemently criticized by Lithuania, but he gives no details apart from saying that Minsk will not be asked to close the almost-complete facility, accroding to the 15min.lt news website reported on Thursday writes LETA/BNS.
As the technical supervision tender for the construction of a waste repository for Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant, now undergoing decommissioning, is stalling, the nuclear facility no longer wants to wait and plans to call a tender soon for the contractor of the repository worth around 100 mln euros, informed LETA/BNS.