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Lunch & Learn | Implementation of the world’s first geologic disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel – Status update from Finland

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Presented by Barbara Pastina. Recorded on June 22nd 2022.

Click here to view the recording of this Lunch & Learn session.

Organisation and target audience

Contact person:
Niels Belmans
Target audience:
EURAD partners; PREDIS partners; Civil Society
Link to EURAD Roadmap theme:
6.1: Site selection process, 6.2: Detailed site investigation
geological disposal; radioactive waste management

Other details

Educational level:
EQF Level 7: equivalent to Master degree, post-graduate
60 minutes
Registration deadline: