Nuclear Power Plants - Lithuania

Courtesy Ignalina NPP

Lithuania has a 2 unit RBMK-1500 site located near Visaginas, a 3 hour drive northeast of the capital, Vilnius. Unit 1 was operational in 1982 and Unit 2 in 1987.

Each unit has two - 800 MWe-3000 rpm generators. The Lithuanian agency (IAE) that operates the facility has a very informative WWW site complete with a photo gallery. Two sites are available due to the long loading times during daytime hours in North America - IAE site (with photo gallery) - US Mirror site (without photo gallery). The plant also publishes a newsletter in English, Lithuanian, and Russian.

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