Finland rss

TVO gains further award in Olkiluoto arbitration


20 July 2017

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been awarded a second 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. It follows the granting of a partial award to TVO last November.

Detector network flags traces of radioactive iodine in Europe

Regulation and Safety

21 February 2017

Small amounts of Iodine-131, well below levels likely to have any effect on human health, were detected in outdoor air last month in a number of European countries. The source of the release has yet to be identified.

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.

Finnish EPR starts key pre-operational tests

New Nuclear

12 June 2017

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Cold functional tests have begun at the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today. The unit is expected to be in operation by the end of next year.

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.