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Lithuanian decommissioning project receives final spent fuel cask

Germany-based GNS (Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service) has delivered one year ahead of schedule the final container for spent nuclear fuel to the Ignalina nuclear power station, which is being decommissioned in Lithuania.

Ignalina said in a statement that 190 Constor RBMK 1500-M2 casks containing spent nuclear fuel will be stored by the end of 2022 at an onsite storage facility. One cask will be kept aside as reserve in the event of fuel reloading becoming necessary.

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