Finns are protected

Finland has made preparations for radiation hazard situations in many ways, even though the likelihood of a serious radiation hazard situation is small. The radiation situation is constantly monitored throughout the country, and even minor changes are immediately notified.

Information on a radiological hazard threatening Finland would be obtained even before protection was necessary, as the prompt notification of radiation and nuclear accidents has been agreed upon internationally. Information about incidents in Finland is received already when the first disturbances occur.

The radiation hazard situation and instructions for action are communicated to the public without delay by means of emergency warnings and through the authorities' own communication channels.

STUK receives notifications and alarms related to radiation and nuclear safety at all times of the day. If necessary, operations are initiated within 15 minutes to the extent required by the situation. The authorities have planned the actions to be taken in a radiation hazard situation and have practised them regularly.