The Law on Nuclear Energy of the Republic of Lithuania establishes the main requirements for the physical safety of a nuclear power facility (nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, storage facilities for nuclear materials and radioactive waste, and their reprocessing facility).
The largest and most important nuclear power facility in Lithuania is the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), which finally stopped producing electricity in 2009. INPP decommissioning works are currently being carried out - radioactive waste is being managed, new nuclear power facilities, radioactive waste storage facilities and repositories are being built or planned.
Another nuclear facility is the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility in Širvintos District, which stores radioactive waste collected from industrial enterprises, medical and scientific institutions. Radioactive waste is stored in the repository until its closure, i. until 1989. These wastes and radionuclide-contaminated structures and soil are planned to be removed from the repository, sorted and transported to INPP radioactive waste management facilities, where they will be treated and temporarily stored in suitable repositories, and then placed in radioactive waste repositories.
All Lithuanian nuclear power facilities are operated by SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.
|Restricted area sign
at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
|Restricted area sign
at the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility
INPP visitors and other persons are invited to be careful and follow the warning or prohibition signs in the territory. Please be informed that in the restricted area, persons, vehicles and transported items may be inspected by Public Security Service officials.
Subparagraph 10 of Article 36 of the Law on Nuclear Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
Article 36. The right to enter the protection zones of a nuclear facility and / or the site of a nuclear facility, to participate in the transport of nuclear and / or nuclear fuel cycle materials and other security measures related to nuclear facilities and nuclear and / or nuclear fuel cycle materials
10. In order to prevent criminal acts that may disrupt the operation of a nuclear power facility, natural persons, vehicles, transported cargo and their documents may be inspected and inspected in the restricted access zone of a nuclear power facility, and access of natural persons to this facility may be restricted. zone. Officials of the Public Security Service under the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior have the right to inspect natural persons, vehicles, cargo and their documents and restrict the access of natural persons to the restricted area in accordance with the laws governing their rights and obligations.
Restricted area sizes for nuclear facilities
|Nuclear power facility||External boundary of the restricted area (distance in meters from the perimeter of the site of the nuclear facility)|
|Nuclear power plant||3000|
|Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility||100|
RESTRICTIONS ON VIDEO CAPTURE
The nuclear access zone contains nuclear facilities of strategic importance for national security. Filming and photographing the equipment and facilities on the site of a nuclear power facility is allowed only with a permit.
Also, a no-fly zone (EYP1) has been established around this facility, where flights are allowed only with the permission of the military, coordinated with the responsible persons of the Nuclear Facility.
Reference to the legal act - Law on Nuclear Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT IN BORDER WATERS
Persons, branches of a legal person, representative offices and persons without the status of a legal person may be or engage in economic, commercial activities in the state border protection zone, border zone, border waters whose waters or shores are bordered by an external border only if a list compiled by the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Applications shall be submitted by persons upon arrival at the SBGS central office, SBGS border team or border firewall or by electronic means through the electronic delivery system.
Link to email submission forms - https://www.lietuva.gov.lt