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VATESI accepted a request to evaluate the site assessment report for planned bituminised radioactive waste disposal facility

On 6 January 2020, VATESI accepted a request from the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant to evaluate the site report and other documents for planned bituminised radioactive waste disposal facility.

SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is planning to reconstruct and transform bituminised radioactive waste storage facility to disposal facility.

On this stage, SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant requests to evaluate the planned disposal site assessment report, which is one of the documents in the decision making procedure and will be the basis for decision if the reconstruction of storage facility is an optimal way to manage such kind of radioactive waste.

After VATESI specialists will agree to presented documents, SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant will start to prepare environmental impact assessment report, technical design project and safety assessment report for the planned disposal facility. If the site will not meet the acceptance criteria for disposal facility, SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant would have to propose other alternative ways manage bituminised radioactive waste (retrieve, treat and dispose).

VATESI will make a decision on site assessment report after 12 month from obtaining all safety case documents that are required and present a decision project for public comments no later than 3 month before time the decision have to be made.

All information regarding public participation in VATESI decision-making process you could find here.