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STUK has submitted a request for investigation to the police concerning confidential materials found in the home of a former employee of Fennovoima

18 Jun 2019 14:00
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The police have reported to the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) that confidential materials related to nuclear power plant security planning have been found in the home of a former employee of Fennovoima. STUK has requested that the police investigate whether this constitutes a criminal offence. STUK has also requested further information from Fennovoima on the processing of confidential materials.

The police have reported to STUK that confidential authority documents related to the requirements set for the nuclear power plant security arrangements have been found in the home of a former employee of Fennovoima. The documents do not address the implementation of the security arrangements at the plant. The employee in question has had the right to process the above-mentioned documents during the employment.

STUK has requested that the police investigate how the employee has processed the documents due to the significant general secrecy interests related to them. The processing of the documents has been limited to certain spaces and systems in the company by STUK’s decision.

Request for specification to Fennovoima

STUK has also submitted a request for specification concerning this case to Fennovoima. The aim of the request for specification is to clarify the processes and arrangements related to the processing of the confidential material in Fennovoima.

“STUK takes this case seriously and has therefore submitted the request for investigation to the police and request for specification to Fennovoima. The operator is always responsible for safety. During our previous inspections in Fennovoima, we have not observed any significant shortcomings in the processing of the confidential documents. This case has not compromised radiation and nuclear safety,” says STUK’s Senior Inspector Thomas Ruuhonen from the Nuclear power plant security arrangements unit.

The request for investigation has been submitted to the Western Uusimaa Police Department and the police are responsible for providing more information on the investigation. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has no further comments on the request for investigation.  

STUK will provide information on the request for specification in autumn after receiving a response from Fennovoima.

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20 Jun 2019 10:15