VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd’s licence application for decommissioning

In June 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland submitted to the government a licence application for the decommissioning of the research reactor. Before the licence application, VTT performed environmental impact assessment procedure in 2013–2015. The EIA report and coordination authority’s statement were included in the complete application that was submitted to the government.

In the autumn of 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment launched a statutory hearing, circulating the licence application for comments. Statements were requested from ministries, authorities, municipalities and civic organisations as well as the Swedish authorities in accordance with the agreement on the construction of nuclear installations in border areas. Citizens are also asked to present their opinions or statements on the application.

In February 2019, VTT also submitted a supplement to its licence application. During February 2019, the ministry implemented a circulation for comment related to the supplement. The government is expected to process the matter in 2021.

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

Decommissioning of VTTs FiR 1 research reactor licence application