Cooperation on radiation and nuclear safety in Finland’s neighbouring areas

The objective of STUK’s cooperation programme with Russia is to improve the radiation and nuclear safety in Finland by reducing these risks in the neighboring areas.

Cooperation focuses on the Leningrad and Kola nuclear power plants as they are located close to the Finnish border and they are assessed to constitute major nuclear safety risks in the neighbouring areas. In addition, STUK cooperates with the regulatory body of Russia, Rostechnadzor.

Cooperation provides an access to the power plants and a possibility to assess their safety. As a part of the cooperation a measurement system has been implemented that provides STUK with information on the radiation levels around the Leningrad nuclear power plant.

Other forms of cooperation are exchanges of information and experiences as well as delivery of technical equipment of mainly western technology. The topical areas of cooperation are operational experiences, safety analyses, non-desctructive testing of piping, fire safety, radiation monitoring, and management of radioactive waste. Some projects are carried out in collaboration with other Nordic countries.

The cooperation started in 1992 as a part of the Neighbouring are cooperation between Finland and Russia.

Nearby Nuclear Power Plants

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