Monitoring of environmental radiation in nuclear power plants

Monitoring of environmental radiation in nuclear power plants

Environmental studies of Finnish nuclear power plants started before the plants were commissioned, and now a diverse and comprehensive radiation monitoring programme approved by STUK is carried out in the surroundings of nuclear power plants. Every year approximately 600 samples from Loviisa and Olkiluoto are collected and analyzed. Samples are taken from, for example, household water, foodstuffs, air, rainwater, the ground, seawater and the seabed. External background radiation and radioactivity in people living in surrounding areas is also measured regularly.

See: STUK supervises > Nuclear safety > STUK’s duties in the supervision of nuclear safety > Regulatory oversight of radiation safety

Contact

Contact

  • Vesterbacka Pia
    Director / JOPA tel. +358975988550