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

On 20 June, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd submitted to the Government a licence application concerning decommissioning of the FiR 1 research reactor. Before the licence application, VTT performed environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure during 2013 and 2015. The EIA report and coordination authority’s statement on the assessment report was included in the application.

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 by the end of March 2018.

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

Decommissioning of VTTs FiR 1 research reactor licence application