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Short history

1958

Use of radiation

1960

Nuclear tests fallout

1965

Natural radiation

1968

Nuclear facilities

1970

Radiobiology

1977

Non-ionising radiation (NIR)

1992

Support to Eastern Europe

1999

CTBT/National Data Center


Expansion of duties.

STUK was established in 1958. At first STUK inspected the radiation equipment used in hospitals. STUK's operational area has constantly been diversified with technological and scientific development. Today's STUK functions as an expert organisation in the entire field of radiation and nuclear safety.

In the beginning STUK was a small Institute of Radiation Physics attached to the National Board of Health. As nuclear safety regulation was assigned to the institute, the Institute of Radiation Protection (STL) was founded as an independent safety authority under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

In 1984 the name of the institute was changed to Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (Säteilyturvakeskus).  At the same time the abbreviation STUK was established. The English name was changed to Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in 1997.

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At the end of the year 2011 STUK employed 356 people. 

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