An event that occurred while handling radioactive waste in Lithuania's shutdown Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in late 2017 was not a nuclear incident, the country's nuclear safety regulator said.
Ignalina NPP decomissioning works
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"The irregularities cannot be classified as incidents under the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) as worker exposure limits were not exceeded and no release of radioactive material or exceedance of radiation levels in loading casks with radioactive waste was recorded," the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

VATESI said that the hot tests that were halted in late December will be resumed only after the problem has been fixed.

According to the authority, it turned out during the hot tests that some of the radioactive waste removal equipment did not meet the technical design requirements.

The hot tests in the plant's new solid radioactive waste storage complex, which involved using radioactive waste to test technological operations, were stopped on Dec. 29, 2017.

The testing of other equipment continues, the regulator said.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Latvian PM expects Baltics' power grid synchronization to be completed in 2025

Synchronization of the power grids of the Baltic States with the continental Europe must be completed...

Pilot project of floating solar power plant in Kruonis PSHP receives funding

Experimental floating photovoltaic solar power plant project in Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric...

Year in Lithuania started with 30% increase of the production of electricity

Although the electricity production in the Baltic States grew by one third in January, the electricity...

Lithuania now has substantial legal arguments to deny access for electricity produced in the unsafe Astravyets Plant

On 7 February 2019, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in...

Lietuvos Energija calls for strategic partners to develop offshore wind energy projects

Lietuvos Energija , one of the largest state-owned energy companies in the Baltic States, announces...