List of documents and their submission schedule according to the application of SE Ignalina NPP regarding the issue of the licence for the performing of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility decommissioning were agreed
On 12 April 2019, the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) has agreed the list of documents and their submission schedule according to the application of SE Ignalina NPP regarding the issue of the licence for the performing of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility decommissioning.
SE Ignalina NPP will provide the necessary documents by the agreed schedule for VATESI decision. The revised application*, by which SE Ignalina NPP applies for the issue of the license to perform Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility (Maišiagala RWSF) decommissioning, VATESI has received on February 2019. SE Ignalina NPP, together with this application, has submitted the list of necessary documents and their submission schedule for the obtaining of the licence.
SE Ignalina NPP is informing the public about the licencing process and the possibility to get acquainted with the documents submitted by the schedule according to the Nuclear Safety Requirements BSR-1.1.5-2017 “Rules of Procedure for Public Participation in Decision-making in the Area of Nuclear Energy” (hereinafter – BSR-1.1.5-217), approved on 23 October 2017 by the Order No. 22.3-182 of the Head of VATESI.
The documents submitted to VATESI and supporting the licence, as well as their submission schedule are publicised at the Ignalina NPP internet site. At the moment, the following documents are submitted to VATESI:
|No||Title of the document|
|1.||The statutes of SE Ignalina NPP, DVSta-0104-1V11|
|2.||Order No. 8A-97 issued by the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania on 20 June 2018 “On the appointment of the Director General of State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant”|
|3.||Amendment to the Order No. 1-65|
The documents associated to the first and second levels of the SE INPP Management System:
Safety analysis report (the date of submission to VATESI – 18-03-2020)
Report on the independent review of the safety analysis report (the date of submission to VATESI – 18-03-2020)
List of safety-critical structures, systems and components (the date of submission to VATESI –18-03-2020, please see Nr 7)
Updated list of documents of Maišiagala RWS safety-critical structures, systems and components during operation, maintenance, monitoring and inspections during decommissioning (the date of submission to VATESI - 16-04-2020)
15.1 Analysis of possible consequences of nuclear and radiological accidents at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Facility (the date of submission to VATESI – 23-12-2019)
Letter to VATESI on the appointment of the person responsible for fire safety during the decommissioning of Maišiagala RWSF (the date of submission to VATESI – 31-12-2019)
Radionuclide emission plan (the date of submission to VATESI – 18-03-2020)
Radiation safety program (the date of submission to VATESI – 24-01-2020)
Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility is a 200 m3 capacity monolithic reinforced concrete basement located at a depth of 3 m. The place of location is Bartkuškis forest in Širvintos district. The exploitation of Maišiagala “Radon” type storage facility was discontinued in 1989. There are stored the radioactive wastes from industry, medicine and scientific research institutions collected during 1963–1989. The storage facility is located at the distance of 9 km from Maišiagala and 40 km from Vilnius.
The licence for the performing of decommissioning is required for the removal of radioactive waste, structures contaminated by radionuclides, and soil from Maišiagala RWSF. The removed waste is planned to be sorted and transported to Ignalina NPP Solid Waste Management and Storage Facilities, where it will be processed and placed into special storage facilities at Ignalina NPP.
The purpose of decommissioning Maišiagala RWSF is to remove all radioactive waste, structures contaminated by radionuclides, and soil from the territory of the Maišiagala RWSF, then to improve the territory and cancel the radiation control. For this purpose it is necessary to perform the following works:
It is planned that about 300 m3 of radioactive waste, i.e. about 0.23 percent of all radioactive waste that will be generated during the decommissioning of SE Ignalina NPP, will be accumulated at the time of decommissioning of Maišiagala RWSF.
After the release of the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility site, it can be used for other activities without any restrictions.
(*) The application was submitted to VATESI by the Radioactive Waste Management Agency in January 2018. The application was amended taking into account the fact that the State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Agency was reorganized by the way of its incorporation into State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Since 1 January 2019, SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant has assumed the rights and obligations of the SE Radioactive Waste Management Agency.