Ignalina NPP Unit 1 – 31 December 2004 Unit 2 – still in operation until end of 2009
Current challenges of Ignalina NPP Preparing for the decommissioning of Unit 1; Safe operation of Unit 2, including availability of motivated staff and maintenance of a high level of safety culture; Complete the implementation of SIP-3 of Unit 2; Implementation of pre- decommissioning projects.
Decommissioning funding National decommissioning fund International decommissioning fund Ignalina program
U1 RFS U2 RFS U1 Defuelled U2 Defuelled 05 101520 25 30 Licenses U1 Xd operation U2 Xd operation U1 Decom Site Decom Dismantling steps/authorizations 05 101520 25 30 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 U1U2 4 5 SITE 6 7 Landfill FRMF U1 core de-fueled U2 core de-fueled
Pre-conditions for decommissioning Dry storage of spent fuel (B1); Radioactive waste retrieval, treatment and storage facilities (B234); Free release facilities (B10); Very low level radioactive waste repository (B19); Low and intermediate level radioactive waste repository (B25).
9 Safety culture - safety is given a highest priority and widely shared Regaining of public trust in nuclear power Transparence in presenting safety issues to public Strong and competent utility, sufficient resources Independent and effective regulatory body with necessary competence and recourses State of art scientific and technical infrastructure International cooperation Prerequisites for development CNS RM4 GR4 14-25 April 2008, VIC, Vienna
10 Lack of experience in implementing of projects of such scale Underestimates in terms of resources and time schedule Lack of understanding and communication between the utility and regulator Differences in regulatory and working practices in lithuania and country of technology provider Potential loopholes in national legislation No experienced project implementation company Regulatory and its supporting infrastructure may not be ready in time Bottlenecks in supply, not quite completed and approbated technologies Potential problems CNS RM4 GR4 14-25 April 2008, VIC, Vienna
Development of nuclear program Low on Nuclear Power Plant was established in 2007 Project Implementation Company Visaginas NPP was established EIA finalized in April 2009 The draft concept of Nuclear Safety Law has been prepared Nuclear Energy Law is under revision Regulatory authority VATESI has launched a revision of nuclear regulations Nuclear regulatory authority VATESI was reformed, organizational structure was changed
12 EIA process EIA programme approved in November 2007 Implementation of EIA in accordance with national legislation (public hearings, concordance with state institutions) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo, 1991) Countries notified: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Sweden Participating countries: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Poland. Austria participates on its own initiative EIA decision in April 2009 CNS RM4 GR4 14-25 April 2008, VIC, Vienna
13 Proposed locations for new NPP CNS RM4 GR4 14-25 April 2008, VIC, Vienna
Established by the decree of Government on 18 october 1991; Directly subordinated to the government; Head of VATESI appointed by the primer minister; MANDATE State regulation and supervision of nuclear safety and radiation protection in nuclear facilities State control of safeguards implementation State regulation and supervision of physical protection of NFs and NMs Emergency preparedness (24 hours on duty officer) International cooperation within the mandate of VATESI (bilateral, IAEA WENRA, EU WG, OTHER) VATESI
ESTABLISHES AND CONTROLS IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFETY REGULATIONS PERFORMS SAFETY ASSESSMENT AND ISSUES LICENSES STATE CONTROL OF NM ACCOUNTANCY, IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFEGUARDS, PHYSICAL PROTECTION, PARTICIPATES IN EXPORT CONTROLS OF DUAL USE ITEMS MISSION OF VATESI VATESI performs regulation and state oversight of nuclear and radiation safety at nuclear power facilities with the aim to protect the society and the environment against harmful impact of nuclear and radiological events and accidents
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT Total (20) NUCLEAR SAFETY DEPARTMENT Total (32) DRAFT OF VATESI STRUCTURE REV. OF 2008-02-13 Total staff as of today 59 Total staff by the end of 2009 – 89: -2008 plus 20 -2009 plus 10 2010-2011 plus 10 DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND LOGISTICS (6) DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL (1) DIRECTOR GENERAL (1) DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (5) DIVISION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING (8) DIVISION OF SAFETY ASSESSMENT (8) DIVISION OF SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS (8) DIVISION OF OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENT (4) DIVISION OF ON SITE SUPERVISION (7) DIVISION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (4) DIVISION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (6) DIVISION OF DECOMMISSIONING (5) DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND RADIATION PROTECTION (5) CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR (1) DIVISION OF FINANCES (3) DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION (3) DIVISION OF SAFEGUARDS AND SECURITY (6) DIVISION OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND PERSONNEL (4) CHIEF ASSISTANT (1) RADIATION PROTECTION DEPARTMENT Total (17) COLLEGE CNS RM4 GR4 14-25 April 2008, VIC, Vienna