Preparedness for radiation hazards

Although the likelihood of a serious radiation hazard situation in Finland is small, preparations have been made, as an accident cannot be completely ruled out. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) maintains preparedness for abnormal radiation situations and receives all radiation-related notifications at all times of the day.

Human radioactivity measurements to be carried out by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Rovaniemi are part of the programme to measure the radioactivity of the population, which began in the 1960s.

The use of Olkiluoto nuclear power plant's third unit has been safe during the operating period before its first annual maintenance, writes oversight manager Essi Vanhanen in a blog post published on the website of the Radiation Safety Authority (STUK).