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STUK will start the Construction License safety review and assessment of Fennovoima’s project

STUK will start the Construction License safety review and assessment of Fennovoima’s project

8 Sep 2015 14:00
Press release

Today, 8 September, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority received a request for statement from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy for assessing the safety of Fennovoima’s Hanhikivi 1 plant.  The work will last until the end of 2017. The construction licence awarded by the Finnish Government can only be issued if Finnish safety requirements are fulfilled.

With the construction license application documentation it submits to STUK, Fennovoima must prove that the construction and operation of the plant do not pose a radiation hazard or threat to the employees of the plant, local residents or the environment. The application documentation  will be submitted for review and assessment in several batches. According to Fennovoima’s plan, the last documents will be available in the summer 2017.

“Processing time will depend especially on the quality of the material and the order in which the application documentation is submitted. Our work will probably last until the end of 2017,” says Project Manager Janne Nevalainen.

During the work STUK will assess the plant site, plant technology and security arrangements, nuclear safeguards and emergency preparedness arrangements. In addition to the above, the operating capabilities of organizations participating in the planning and construction of the Russian AES 2006 plant will be assessed. Approximately 50 person-years of STUK’s expertise will be utilized in the review and assessment, external experts will be consulted and international cooperation pursued.

Further information:

Project Manager Janne Nevalainen, tel. +358 9 759 88 682
Head of Public Affairs Kaisa Raitio, tel. +358 9 759 88 795

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