It turned out while moving radioactive waste to a newly-built storage facility during the so-called hot tests on Dec. 31 that the radiation level of the waste was higher than estimated. If the waste were loaded into casks, as planned, a certain reaction could have occurred, the article said.
Ina Daukšienė, head of communication at the INPP, confirmed to 15min that the tests had been halted due to "certain problems".
Aurelija Vernickaitė, spokeswoman for the energy minister, said that the tests had revealed "certain shortcomings in the processes".
"As it often happens during such tests, the need for additionally improving the operation of technical equipment was established," she said.
Sources told the website that this might cause a delay in the project.
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