RATA manages a source of ionising radiation discovered in Telšiai region

On 8 August RATA has handled an orphaned source of ionising radiation in Telšiai region, Narimaičiai village, which was discovered by a farmer doing maintenanceRead more ►

Inspection of Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

RATA specialists inspected very low-level short-lived radioactive waste packages of the Ignalina NPP on 29 June. The inspection was conducted at the Unit 1 Decontamination andRead more ►

Club of Agencies Meeting in Vilnius

European Radioactive Waste Management Agencies Club of Agencies (CoA) meeting was held in Vilnius on May 16-18. The meeting was organised by the Lithuanian RadioactiveRead more ►

Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility does not Result in Additional Public Exposure

Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) has been taking care of the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility since 2002. RATA ensures the physical protection, nuclear andRead more ►

Scrap Metal with Radioactive Contamination Collected

RATA managed scrap metal with radioactive contamination on February 13, which was found in a scrap metal company in Klaipėda. RATA was informed about this radioactiveRead more ►

Representative of Belarus Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department Visited RATA

Žana Kronava from Belarus Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department visited RATA to learn about our activities on 10 of February. The visit was a part ofRead more ►

LST EN ISO 9001: 2015 Standard Certificate of Compliance issued to RATA

GCERT BALTIC UAB performed certification audit of RATA's quality management system (QMS) according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 on December 7-8. No nonconformities wereRead more ►

Students Visit to Miašiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

Students from the Faculty of Physics of the Vilnius University visited Maišiagala Radioctive Waste Storage Facility on November 30. A site visit was organized for studentsRead more ►

RATA Audited Documentation of Radioactive Waste Packages at Ignalina NPP

RATA performed a documentary verification of radioactive waste packages at Ignalina NPP. Certificates and quality documentation of production materials for very low, low and medium activeRead more ►

RATA Managed an Orphan Source of Ionizing Radiation

RATA managed an orphan source of ionizing radiation on October 13, which was found in an old combine harvester in the old harvesting machinery siteRead more ►

Inspection of Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

RATA specialists performed an audit of cemented liquid radioactive waste packages quality at Ignalina NPP on 28-30 September. The audit was conducted at the Ignalina NPPRead more ►

RATA Specialists Took Part in Tactical Exercise

Specialists of Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) division of Institutional Waste took part in tactical exercise “Interaction of Lithuanian Authorities in Response to the IllegalRead more ►

An Invitation to Apply for project funding

Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) has received an invitation to apply for Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility Decommissioning project funding from the European Union structuralRead more ►

Radioactive Waste Management Agency has been managing radioactive waste in Lithuania for 15 years already

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) was established on 20 July 2001. RATA assignment is to manage all radioactive waste transferred to it, ensuringRead more ►

An Exercise at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

Table – top exercise of the RATA personnel ensuring physical protection at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility and the officers of Vilnius County Police HeadquartersRead more ►

Representatives of Environmental Projects Management Agency Visited Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

Representatives from Environmental Projects Management Agency under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania visited Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility on May 17. EnvironmentalRead more ►

RATA Representatives Visited Radiation Protection Centre

RATA representatives visited Radiation Protection Centre on May 12. RATA personnel met with Radiation Protection Centre Director Albinas Mastauskas and heads of departments. The Director presentedRead more ►

A New RATA Address

RATA is moving to new offices from Lukšio str. 5 Vilnius. A new RATA address is Verkių str. 36, Vilnius. RATA could be unavailable byRead more ►

Latvian Community is Interested in Ignalina NPP Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management in Lithuania

On March 30, representatives from RATA and Ignalina NPP visited Daugavpils district in Latvia, where they met Demene community to discuss Ignalina NPP decommissioning andRead more ►

Service Procurement

RATA announced service procurement for Analysis of the Final Decommissioning Plan of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Here are Terms of Reference for the services.Read more ►

IAEA Expert Mission Report

IAEA experts evaluated bituminized radioactive waste storage facility at the Ignalina NPP and the possibility to transfer it to a disposal facility and presented report. TheRead more ►

RATA Management Changes

Director of RATA Dainius Janėnas finished his duties on 9 February, 2016 according to the order of the Minister of Energy. Ineta Janušytė advisor toRead more ►

Maišiagala Storage Facility was Inspected

Inspectors from IAEA and European Commission visited Maišiagala Storage Facility and audited register of nuclear materials on 19 January. IAEA Nuclear Safety inspector Kostyantyn Gushchyn andRead more ►

Development Programme for Radioactive Waste Management Approved

Development Programme for Radioactive Waste Management (Development Programme) was approved by the Governmental decision No 1427 on 23 December 2015. Development Programme has been prepared implementingRead more ►

Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year 2016!

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Two Croatian specialists from the State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety Visited RATA

Representatives from Croatian State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety attending a training course at Radiation Protection Centre in Lithuania, visited RATA on 21 ofRead more ►

An External Audit Performed at RATA

An external supervision audit was conducted at RATA on October 14. The audit looked into Environmental and Quality management systems. The external audit was performed byRead more ►

Lithuanian Ministry of Energy Delegation Visited RATA

Lithuanian Ministry of Energy delegation visited RATA on October 8. The delegation headed by Vice Minister Rokas Baliukovas visited RATA premises in Vilnius and Maišiagala radioactiveRead more ►

RATA Representatives Participated in the Training Course „Radiological Crime Scene Management“

RATA representatives took part in training course for the operational coordination of the alleged radiological crime scene. The training course was organized by Lithuanian Nuclear SecurityRead more ►

RATA Experts Examined Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

RATA experts performed and audit of low and intermediate-level short-lived cemented radioactive waste package quality at the Ignalina NPP on September 9. RATA examined the complianceRead more ►

An exercise for the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility Physical Protection Assessment

A table-top exercise for the physical protection assessment of the Maišiagala storage facility was conducted on August 6. Staff of RATA and Vilnius district police headquartersRead more ►

Experts from RATA Took Part in Workshop „Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Its Waste“

A workshop about management of spent nuclear fuel and its waste was held in Lithuanian Academy of Sciences on 17 of June. RATA representatives madeRead more ►

A representative of Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Visited RATA

Deputy Head of Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Khatia Jikuridze visited RATA onRead more ►

Students Visit to Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

Students form the Faculty of Pysics of the Vilnius University visited Maišiagala Radioctive Waste Storage Facility on May 11. A site visit was organized for studentsRead more ►

IAEA expert Mission

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert mission to evaluate low- and intermediate-level short-lived radioactive waste near-surface repository technical project and safety took place in LithuaniaRead more ►

Strategic Environmental Assessment Report

A Strategic Environmental Assessment Report of the project of Development Programme for Radioactive Waste Management (Development Programme) has been prepared. The main objective of the DevelopmentRead more ►

Meeting on Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility Decommissioning Project

Representatives from Ministry of Environment visited Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility on 13 November to get acquainted with the facility which is about to beRead more ►

An External Audit Performed at RATA

An external supervision audit was conducted at RATA on September 25. The audit looked into Environmental and Quality management systems. The external audit was performed byRead more ►

Officers acquainted themselves with physical security at Maišiagala radioactive waste storage facility

The Lithuanian Land Force officers visited Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility on September 24. Lithuanian Armed Forces acting in accordance with the Law on the NationalRead more ►

RATA Inspected Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

RATA specialists performed an audit of cemented liquid radioactive waste packages quality at the Ignalina NPP. The audit, conducted at the Ignalina NPP Liquid Radioactive WasteRead more ►

Draft Radioactive Waste Management Development Programme Prepared

The draft Radioactive Waste Management Development Programme was prepared to implement requirements of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a Community framework for the responsible andRead more ►

A Container with Source of Ionizing Radiation Treated

On August 8, RATA specialists took care of an orphan disused sealed source of ionizing radiation found in the Radvilškis region. The Radiation Protection Centre hasRead more ►

Visit of IAEA Experts

RATA representatives and IAEA experts discussed cooperation projects between RATA and IAEA. On July 1-4, IAEA experts Peter Ormai and Kai Moeller visited Lithuania. They areRead more ►

RATA Audited Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

On June, 19 RATA verified how very low-level short-lived radioactive waste packages at Ignalina NPP meet the acceptance criteria for storage facility or repository. Following theRead more ►

Contaminated Metal Scrap Treated

On June 11, RATA specialists took care of metal scrap contaminated with radioactive substances. Radiation Protection Centre has informed RATA about metal scrap contaminated with radionuclides,Read more ►

Hitches in the Disposal Facility Project Discussed

A meeting was organised on 28 May on the initiative of RATA to discuss the problems encountered whilst implementing the project B19-2 of a repositoryRead more ►

IAEA Official Visited RATA to Discuss Technical Cooperation

Mr. Jing Zhang, Head, of Europe Section 1, Department of Technical Cooperation at IAEA visited RATA on 27 May. RATA together with IAEA is implementing projectRead more ►

RATA Quality and Environment Management System Updated

The 4th issue of RATA Quality and Environment Management System was issued in April.  This version was enhanced to include guidelines and recommendations of StateRead more ►

Action Plan for Preparation of Draft Radioactive Waste Management Development Programme

Action plan for preparation of draft Radioactive Waste Management Development Programme was prepared on 24 April. According to the action plan the responsible authorities, institutions andRead more ►

RATA has Delivered a Radioactive Cargo to UAB Akmenės Cementas

RATA has delivered a radioactive cargo, a sealed source of ionizing radiation, from Germany to the Lithuanian company UAB Akmenės Cementas. Authorized personnel of RATA tookRead more ►

State Monitoring of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility Radiological Status

A state monitoring of radiological status was performed at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility by the Radiation Protection Centre. The experts of the Radiation Protection CentreRead more ►

Maišiagala Storage Facility Infrastructure Renovation Discussed in the Meeting with US Experts

Experts from Sandia National Laboratories operated for the US Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation visited RATA on 7 February. The US Department of EnergyRead more ►

Results of Radionuclide Measurement Presented

Measurement results of carbon 14C and chlorine 36Cl radionuclides in used graphite and other solid radioactive waste were presented on 10 January. RATA together with scientistsRead more ►

Radioactive Waste and Sealed Sources Management

Devices containing spent sealed radioactive sources with a total weight 41.45 kg, volume 0.24 m3, activity 100 GBq were collected from small producers and handledRead more ►

Workshop with IAEA Experts for Evaluation of Waste Retrival from Maišiagala Radon Type Storage Facility

26–28 November, the IAEA experts evaluated the possibilities to retrieve radioactive waste from Maišiagala storage and transfer to the radioactive waste management facilities at IgnalinaRead more ►

Utena College Students Tour the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

Utena College students visited Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility on November 13. An excursion was organized for students at the storage facility area. RATA specialists demonstratedRead more ►

RATA Specialists Examined Radioactive Waste Packages at the Ignalina NPP

RATA specialists performed an audit for radioactive waste package quality control at the Ignalina NPP on September 26-27. The audit was conducted at the Ignalina NPPRead more ►

VATESI conducted a special inspection of RATA

VATESI inspectors conducted a special RATA management system and emergency preparedness inspection on October 24. During the inspection VATESI inspectors reviewed RATA documents of the managementRead more ►

A meeting on the project of Near-Surface Repository Design

A meeting on the project of a Near-Surface Repository for Low- and Intermediate-Level Short-lived Radioactive Waste Design (project B25) was held on July 23. Waste packages’Read more ►

A Scheduled Inspection Conducted at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Repository

The Agency of Širvintos Region of the Regional Department for Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Environment conducted a scheduled targeted inspection at Maišiagala RadioactiveRead more ►

Specialists from USA Help to Maintain the Physical Protection at the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Repository

On May 20-21, USA specialists examined an underground cable around the territory of the Maišiagala radioactive waste repository. Two specialists from Sandia National Laboratories, the USA,Read more ►

Hungarian Delegation Viewed Radioactive Waste Management in Lithuania

A Hungarian delegation representing Radioactive Waste Management Agency PURAM and municipalities with radioactive waste repositories visited Lithuania. The Hungarian representatives were interested in radioactive wasteRead more ►

IAEA Field Monitoring Mission for Technical Cooperation Projects

IAEA field monitoring mission was held at RATA on May 9. The objective of the mission is to facilitate the mutual learning and improvement throughRead more ►

Collaboration Issues between Scientists and Specialists Were Discussed at the Seminar

On March 6, RATA representatives took part at seminar in Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) to discuss the issues of the project New Member States LinkingRead more ►