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Published: 25 july 2012 13:31

Lithuania’s Ignalina plant might pay for nuclear fuel storage casks before receiving full documentation

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Irmanto Gelūno / 15min nuotr. / Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

The administration of Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) is considering a possibility to make a payment to decommissioning contractors – a consortium of Nukem Technologies and GNS – for the delivered spent nuclear fuel storage casks of CONSTOR RMBK-1500 type before the provision of documents proving the casks’ compliance with the project technical specifications and the conditions established in the EIA report, the Verslo Žinios business daily reports on Wednesday.

Asked about the company’s intentions to make a payment to the manufacturers for the casks supplied before the provision of supporting documentation by GNS, INPP CEO Žilvinas Jurkšus refused to comment on “the information related with talks.”

Meanwhile, several sources of the daily has confirmed that INPP might transfer approximately 20 million euros to GNS before fall provided that the manufacturer establish a guarantee facility with a “reliable” bank, which INPP might call if it were to be established later that the documentation provided by the manufacturer did not prove the casks’ suitability for use.

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