Nuclear power plant chemicals safety permit application filed

Fennovoima is applying for a chemicals safety permit for the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals needed at a nuclear power plant. Public notice on the permit application has been issued.

Fennovoima submitted a chemicals safety permit application to the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) in February, and supplemented the application in July. The permit application concerns the storage and use of chemicals during the operation of a nuclear power plant. Hazardous chemicals are stored and used at the nuclear power plant, among other things, in the management of water chemistry, in cleaning processes, in the cooling of the generator and as fuel for the backup generators. Radioactive substances are excluded from the scope of application of the chemicals safety legislation, so radiation safety is not considered in the permit process. Radiation safety is supervised by the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK).

Tukes has initiated hearing on Fennovoima’s chemicals safety permit application in accordance with the Act on the Safe Handling of Dangerous Chemicals and Explosives. During the hearing period, citizens have the opportunity to express their opinion on the application to Tukes.

The application documents are available for public viewing from July 31 to August 31, 2020, at the Tampere office of the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes), address Yliopistonkatu 38, Tampere, Finland, and on the Tukes website >>.

More information:
Anna Tainio, Communications Officer, tel. +358 20 757 8416

Paula Saavalainen, EHS manager, Fennovoima, tel. +358 20 757 8447
Tanja Heinimaa, senior inspector, Tukes, tanja.heinimaa at tukes.fi