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Lithuania's nuclear shut-down on schedule

One of two nuclear reactors at Lithuania's Ignalina atomic power station was closed on 31 December, fulfilling a promise made during the country's accession negotiations with the EU. The EU claimed the Soviet-era power plant was unsafe. The remaining reactor will shut by 2009. Until the closure Ignalina produced 80% of Lithuania's electricity. Under its agreement with the EU, Lithuania is to receive assistance in modernising and constructing conventional power plants. The Lithuanian government, however, is still set for constructing a new nuclear power station, this time, however, using Western technology. See Ignalina nuclear power station.

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