Decommissioning of FiR 1 research reactor

Project: Finnish government project

Project Details


VTT is decommissioning the FiR 1 research reactor located in Otaniemi, Espoo. The reactor was shut down permanently in June 2015. Main activities of the project include radiological characterization, planning, licensing, spent nuclear fuel management (return to USA for further use and disposal), dismantling of reactor systems, structures and components, management of dismantling waste, and final clearance of the site. VTT's main contractor in decommissioning is Fortum Power and Heat Oy.
Short titleFiR 1 decommissioning
Effective start/end date1/04/1531/12/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action