The decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania has reached a new milestone with the delivery of the final storage cask for spent nuclear fuel, one year ahead of schedule. These containers are used for the safe and secure storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies that date from the time when the plant was operational. Lithuania closed the first unit at Ignalina in 2004 and the second in 2009 following safety concerns about its Soviet-designed RBMK-1500 reactors. The EBRD is managing the Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund, established in 2001.
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