Giving Birth to the First Decommissioning Licence in Finland: Case FiR 1 TRIGA reactor at VTT

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In 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland applied for a decommissioning licence for the FiR 1 research reactor, which was operated in Espoo in 1963–2015. The Government of Finland will soon decide on granting the licence, being first-of-a kind in Finland. We summarize the main steps towards fulfilling the prerequisites for the licence. These include safety, personnel and financial capacity of the applicant, but in particular, that the methods available to the applicant for the decommissioning of the nuclear facility as well as other nuclear waste management are adequate and appropriate. In spring 2020 VTT reported that a comprehensive contract on decommissioning services had been signed covering dismantling of FiR 1 and all
necessary nuclear waste management services, including interim storage location for FiR 1 fuel from 2022 onwards. With this solution confirmed, all other
decommissioning activities can be scheduled accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventRRFM2020 - European Research Reactor Conference - Online event
Duration: 11 Oct 202015 Oct 2020


ConferenceRRFM2020 - European Research Reactor Conference
Abbreviated titleRRFM2020
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