EURAD Training

Lunch-and-learn session - Implementation of the world’s first geologic disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel – Status update from Finland

Speaker: Barbara Pastina

June 22nd, 2022
13.00 - 14.00

GAS-HITEC training

At the end of 2021, Posiva Oy submitted to the Finnish Government the application for a licence to operate a geological repository for spent nuclear fuel at the Olkiluoto site, off the South-West coast of the country. The talk will focus on the following:
- Overall schedule for disposal operations
- The licensing process and division of responsibilities in Finland
- The safety case supporting the operating license application
- Current status of the of the geologic disposal facility and encapsulation plant
- Addressing challenges related to the construction and operation of a deep geologic repository
- Path forward toward the beginning of spent nuclear fuel disposal