Lithuanian experts have informed Belarus that the latest event at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), which is being decommissioned, was not a nuclear incident and posed no health or environmental risks, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said.
Ignalina NPP
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

An expert from the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) informed Belarus' ambassador Alexander Korol on Wednesday that a part of an assembly broke loose from the lifting mechanism and remained on the bottom of the hot cell while spent nuclear fuel was being processed at the plant's second reactor block on Apr. 1.

According to the expert, an examination of the assembly revealed no external damage. Nobody was injured during the event and the background radiation level remained unchanged.

The ministry said the event cannot be qualified as an incident under the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).

BNS
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lietuvos Energija is Acquiring a Wind Farm Development Project in Poland

Lietuvos Energija , a group of energy companies, further pursues the international strategy provided...

Latvenergo starts selling natural gas in Lithuania

Latvia's state energy company Latvenergo has started offering natural gas to its customers in...

Brussels preparing for talks with Russia on Baltic power systems

The European Commission is getting ready to start consultations with Russia over the switching of...

The biggest Lithuanian energy company expands in Poland

The Lithuanian state capital energy company group Lietuvos Energija moves forward with...

Eesti Gaas places order for the first LNG bunker vessel for North-East Baltic Sea

The leading Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas)...