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Lithuanian nuclear plant to be dismantled by U.S. engineers

LITHUANIAN NUCLEAR PLANT

A decommissioned Lithuanian nuclear power plant is to be dismantled by a consortium led by U.S. engineering firm Jacobs, which is also to take care of waste management for the site.

Jacobs announced Thursday that the consortium comprised Westinghouse Electric Spain, Jacobs and the Lithuanian Energy Institute.

”They were selected to plan dismantling the waste management at the Ignalina nuclear power plant. In 2002, the Lithuanian government decided to shut down Ignalina, which supplied up to 88 per cent of the country’s electricity,” Jacobs Energy, Security & Technology senior vice president Karen Wiemelt said.

He added, “Our teams based in the UK, France, and Slovakia are applying decommissioning skills acquired through work on some of the world’s most complex and challenging nuclear sites, including Sellafield and Fukushima.’’ 

(dpa/NAN)

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