Ignalina said the project will have a budget of €3.5m provided by European partners and Norway in particular.
The project will include the development of a concept for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in Lithuania, and improvements to radwaste management and decommissioning processes.
It will be carried out in phases starting with a geophysical research programme, followed by socio-economic assessment and geophysical surveys of areas that could potentially host a final disposal facility.
The aim is to produce a concept for a deep geological repository, which Ignalina said “is the only sustainable and safe way” for the final disposal of radioactive waste.
Ignalina’s two Soviet-era RBMK units were shut down permanently in 2004 and 2009 in line with requirements for Lithuania’s membership of the EU.