"The company has recently received threats from the contractor regarding the termination of the contract, although the contractor has no legal basis for such a move," the INPP said in a statement, commenting on Nukem's statement issued on Wednesday evening.
"In this situation, the company will take every step to ensure that commitments are fulfilled. Otherwise, it will look for alternative options for the successful implementation of the project," the plant said.
Nukem said that due to disagreements with the INPP, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which administers the Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund, could review funding for a second key project, a solid radioactive waste storage complex, known as B2/3/4, initially estimated to cost 123 million euros.
The EBRD will discuss future funding for the Ignalina plant's closure projects with the fund's donors and the EU on Friday, the contractor says.