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Finnish regulator approves Loviisa safety assessments

Regulation and Safety

07 February 2017

Loviisa 1 and 2 - 48The continued operation of the Loviisa nuclear power plant is safe and meets legal requirements, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has concluded following a review of operator Fortum's first periodic safety assessment of the two-unit plant.

Finnish ministry calls for continued talks on joint disposal

Waste and Recycling

16 December 2016

Fennovoima's environmental impact assessment program for its own used nuclear fuel disposal facility is "comprehensive" and meets legal requirements, Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy has said. However, the ministry expects Fennovoima to continue cooperation with the licensees of the Onkalo repository project at Olkiluoto.

TVO welcomes partial award in Olkiluoto EPR arbitration

Corporate

10 November 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it has been awarded a final and binding partial award in the ongoing arbitration proceedings related to delays in the construction of the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto.

Checks on Finnish reactor parts continue

Regulation and Safety

05 January 2017

No inadequate or counterfeited documentation related to the manufacture of forged steel parts used in Finnish nuclear power plants has so far been identified by the plant operators. However, the country's regulator has requested detailed investigations be completed by the end of April.

Construction to start on Finnish repository

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2016

Olkiluoto repository 48The excavation of an underground used nuclear fuel final disposal facility at Olkiluoto, Finland, is set to begin next month. Last week the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority declared waste management company Posiva to be in a position to start construction of the repository.

Finland to share repository know-how with Czech Republic

Waste and Recycling

18 October 2016

Finnish waste management company Posiva will share its experience and know-how of developing a repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste with the Czech Republic's Radioactive Waste Repository Authority through a four-year service contract.