Why there's no rush to close Ignalina

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Vytautas Bieliauskas
Four years ago, Lithuania and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement on improvement of safety at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. The EBRD was implementing the policy of the European Union - to close the nuclear plant as soon as possible. Lithuania, on the other hand, was trying to get funds and increase the safety level. The E BRD project indicated that 33 million ECU for most urgent safety works would be given to Lithuania, and in 1997, the first reactor would be closed. According to the agreement between Lithuania and the EBRD, a license had to ...
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