Julie Brooks-Girskiene The Lithuanian one Ignalinos AE was working well, didn't have any issues, it was one of the most powerful in the area, and Lithuania had kind of independence from energy. It is in the process of closing and it will take probably over a decade more, it is a clean power, but Lithuania needed to start the closing process if wanted to join the EU as the project was like Chernobyl.
Well, it is a high risk if something goes wrong, but there are many improvements in the security and still many countries are having them and will probably in the future. And it makes sense. It is super efficient. And actually if everything goes well it is much less resources and waste as well as impact than other ways. And the mini ones are easier to manage in emergency cases.
Lithuanians are the most unhappy about the Belarusian one, because it has a border with Lithuania, not so far away from Vilnius and they started up without all the security protocols and keeps others without information. Experts as for now says that it is not safe, it is the main concerns. And some of Lithuanians are pissed because the country was forced to close the well maintained, perfectly working one of their own.
Now Lithuania is depending on other countries and don't have their own so powerful plant. We still have quite many hydro power plants, solar energy is growing, but it is not enough.
I kind of think that Estonia is making a smart move. And they are in EU so all safety protocols will be well followed. Quite sure that Lithuania won't start a new nuclear power plant project. Too much drama in this sector here! 😁 Personally I was for EU, but against Ignalina AE closing.
Some green power in Lithuania is by an Estonian company already.