First SNF Stored at Ignalina

By Editors of Power Engineering

Rosatom has announced the placement of the first container of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in a newly completed interim storage facility at Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. 

Funded by the Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund, the facility was designed and constructed by a consortium between NUKEM Technologies GmbH and GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH.

At more than 25,000 square feet, the installation will accept containers of SNF from both units of the plant, storing them for about 50 years. The facility is purpose-built to aid in the decommissioning of Ignalina.  

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