Ignalina NPP decommissioning twice over budget and 9 years behind schedule

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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