Off the Wire

  • 1998-09-17
NO RUSH TO CLOSE IGNALINA: Someday, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant will stop working, but since it is not considered a safety threat, Lithuania should be in no rush to dismantle it. Such was the conclusion of Jurgis Vilemas, chairman of the International Consultation Committee for Lithuania's Nuclear Safety. Vilemas said the committee's foreign members praised Lithuania for "handling the Soviet-made nuclear reactors the most efficient way of all countries using such equipment." The committee, established five years ago, includes nuclear energy experts from the plant's biggest donors - Sw...
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