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Lithuania submitted 9th National Report under Convention on Nuclear Safety

IAEA's headquarters in Vienna

On August 3, 2022 VATESI submitted Lithuanian National Report under Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is 9th report which provides updated information about safety of nuclear facilities, recent changes in nuclear and radiation safety regulatory framework in six-year period, challenges in future tasks for improving safety.

Joint 8th and 9th CNS Review Meeting, which will consider reports submitted by Contracting Parties, will take place in 2023.

Report was developed together with the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Environment, the Fire Protection and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior, Radiation protection center and SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.

Lithuania became a Contracting Party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in 1996. All EU Member States and Euratom are the Contracting Parties to CNS and are therefore bound by the principles of nuclear safety assurance laid down therein.

Objectives of Convention on Nuclear Safety:

  • To achieve and maintain a high level of nuclear safety worldwide;
  • To develop and maintain effective measures against potential radiological hazards in nuclear facilities in order to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation resulting from the operation of such facilities;
  • To prevent accidents with potential radiological consequences and to mitigate the consequences, if any.

VATESI is the designated competent authority responsible for the fulfillment of Lithuania's obligations under this Convention. It coordinates the development of national reports and preparations for the review meetings.

Ninth Lithuanian National Report