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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.

Greenland ice sheet project contributes to repository safety

Waste and Recycling

08 September 2016

GAP_researcher_(NWMO)_48Newly published findings from a five-year international project to study conditions at the surface and below the Greenland Ice Sheet will be used in evaluations of the future safety of deep geological repositories over time frames of up to a million years.

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.

Russia extends ties with Cuba, Finland, Jordan and Tunisia

Nuclear Policies

28 September 2016

Rosatom-STUK - September 2016 - 48Sergey Kirienko, director general of Russia's Rosatom, has signed agreements with Cuba, Finland, Jordan and Tunisia this week, covering the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, training and the early notification of nuclear accidents. The agreements were signed on the side of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference in Vienna.

Fennovoima considers own repository for used fuel

Waste and Recycling

22 June 2016

Fennovoima is considering developing its own repository for disposing of used fuel from its planned Hanhikivi nuclear power plant in western Finland. Posiva Solutions is to advise it on site selection.