September 5th a representatives of one of the largest Japanese energy companies KEPCO (Kansai Electric Power Company) and the Japanese Institute of Nuclear Safety Systems visited the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP). The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the decommissioning activities, dismantling works and radioactive waste management that are currently performed at INPP. The KEPCO company is planning a decommissioning of its two units at Mihama NPP, for this reason they currently analyzing existing experience and good practices on other nuclear power plants under the decommissioning processes.
In order to acquaint visitors with the unique knowledge and experience accumulated in the INPP in the field of decommissioning, a meeting was held with INPP specialists during which the information exchange and discussion has happened between the two countries on issues related to the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
Experts from Japan visited the plant, where they got acquainted with the current situation of the enterprise, the scope of the dismantling works carried out and the results of their execution.
The specialists from Japan and Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant agreed on further communication and to explore the areas where INPP experience would be beneficial for KEPCO.
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