Disposal of spent nuclear fuel

Spent nuclear fuel from the Finnish nuclear power plants in operation will be disposed of in Finland.  An encapsulation and disposal facility will be constructed in Olkiluoto at Eurajoki. Only spent nuclear fuel generated in Finland can be disposed of at the disposal facility.

Posiva Oy is responsible for the project. Posiva is owned by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (60%) and Fortum Power and Heat Oy (40%).

There is an underground research facility ONKALO at the Olkiluoto site. The ONKALO allows e.g. supplementary bedrock studies on the conditions into which the actual facility will be constructed and otherwise gaining experience of construction and use of disposal facilities.

Further information: linda.kumpula(at)tem.fi