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Finland's Posiva to support Lithuania used fuel disposal

Finland's Posiva to support Lithuania used fuel disposal

The general criteria for Lithuania to dispose of its used nuclear fuel will be studied by Posiva Solutions, a subsidiary of the company that is doing the job on behalf of Finland's utilities.

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2022


Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Licensing work for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland has progressed "to the homestretch", with the final licensing materials expected to be submitted to the nuclear regulator over the next couple of months, Fennovoima has said.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy has submitted its application for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2022


Europe's first EPR reaches criticality

Europe's first EPR reaches criticality

Finland's fifth nuclear reactor, Olkiluoto 3, has reached first criticality. The EPR is the first new nuclear unit to be commissioned in Finland in over 40 years, and will eventually produce some 14% of the country's electricity.

New Nuclear 21 December 2021


TVO cleared to start up OL3 reactor

TVO cleared to start up OL3 reactor

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today received permission from the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority to bring the Olkiluoto 3 EPR to first criticality and conduct low-power tests. The unit is expected to begin generating electricity at the end of January, with regular electricity production starting in June 2022.

New Nuclear 16 December 2021


Finnish nuclear laws to be revised

Finnish nuclear laws to be revised

Finland's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment announced it is launching legislative preparations aimed at a comprehensive reform of the country's Nuclear Energy Act. It said the future use of nuclear energy - including new technologies such as small modular reactors - requires "appropriate and up-to-date legislation."

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2021


TVO applies to start up Olkiluoto EPR

TVO applies to start up Olkiluoto EPR

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today applied to Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority for permission to bring the Olkiluoto 3 EPR to first criticality and conduct low-power tests. The Finnish utility noted the start up of the unit may be brought forward from the previously announced date of January 2022.

New Nuclear 08 December 2021


Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Finnish utility Fortum today submitted its environmental impact assessment report for the Loviisa nuclear power plant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The report assesses the environmental impacts of a potential extension of the operation of the plant's two VVER-440 pressurised water reactors or, alternatively, the decommissioning of the plant, as well as the environmental impacts of the final disposal facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 06 September 2021


Ongoing turbine works further delay Olkiluoto 3 start-up

Ongoing turbine works further delay Olkiluoto 3 start-up

Regular electricity production at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR is now expected to begin in June 2022 due to extended turbine overhaul and inspection works, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. The extension of those works has already led to a one-month delay in the plant's start-up.

New Nuclear 23 August 2021


Turbine work delays Olkiluoto 3 start up

Turbine work delays Olkiluoto 3 start up

Regular electricity production at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR will begin in March 2022 - one month later than previously planned, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. It said the delay has been caused by extra turbine overhaul and inspection works.

New Nuclear 02 August 2021