In 2019, more than 5 thousand tons (5 483 tons) of equipment and related structures were dismantled at the SE of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP). Of these, more than 3 thousand tons (3,216 tons) were processed and disposed of as non-radioactive waste and will be sold as scrap metal.
During the entire decommissioning period starting from 2010, the SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant has dismantled over 56 thousand tons (56,167) of equipment and other related structures.
Until 2038, it is planned to dismantle more than 160 thousand tons of equipment and related structures.
After the decommissioning of the INPP, the amount of dismantling work increases annually. The dismantling of the Unit 1 turbine hall has already been completed and the dismantling of Unit 2 turbine hall equipment has been completed by 92%. At the end of 2019, the dismantling on the Unit 1 reactor refueling machine was completed.
Most of the dismantled equipment that passes the radionuclide contamination check is auctioned off as a scrap metal. The remainder of the dismantled equipment is temporarily stored on site before being transported for final disposal.
Dismantling and decontamination works are carried out by INPP personnel. All works is carried out in accordance with the approved schedule. The works are funded by the Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund and the Ignalina Program.