As the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy reviewed the final plan of Ignalina nuclear power plant (NPP) decommissioning, it turned out that the closing costs will stand at EUR 2.6 billion at least, while the closing deadline has been extended for nine years.
Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The initial decommissioning plan, adopted back in 2005, envisioned closing down the plant by 2029 for EUR 1.24 billion.

The reviewed plan, meanwhile, states 2038 as the new work completion date. By that time, the Ignalina NPP territory will have to be adapted for alternative economic activities. It is said that the 2019 deadline will not be met due to delays of the B1 project (Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility).

Unit 1 of the Ignalina NPP was switched off on 31 December 2004, while Unit 2, on 31 December 2009.

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