Fennovoima and Posiva’s subsidiary Posiva Solutions Ltd have signed a service agreement. The agreement will enable Posiva's expertise to be utilized in Fennovoima’s final disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
Furthermore, Fennovoima has submitted its Environmental Impact Assessment program (EIA) to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) today, fulfilling the requirement of the 2010 Decision-in-Principle. Geological studies will be initiated together with Posiva Solutions at Pyhäjoki and Eurajoki in order to determine the suitability of these selected locations.
Fennovoima’s final disposal project will span over decades: the location will be selected in the 2040’s and the final disposal of Fennovoima’s spent nuclear fuel will begin at the earliest in the 2090’s.
”We consider collaboration the best alternative in nuclear waste management. Our goal is to achieve long term cooperation with Posiva and the parties liable for nuclear waste management (TVO and Fortum),” states Fennovoima’s CEO Toni Hemminki.
In accordance with the Decision-in-Principle granted to Fennovoima in 2010, Fennovoima was to submit to MEE either a final disposal cooperation agreement made with TVO and Fortum, or an Environmental Impact Assessment program for its own final disposal facility by the end of June 2016.
Interviews and more information
- Fennovoima’s CEO Toni Hemminki and the CEO of Posiva Solutions Mika Pohjonen will be available for media interviews at Fennovoima’s premises in Salmisaari today during klo 12.00–13.30.
Address: Salmisaarenaukio 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland. – Inquiries and interview requests to Communications Director Maira Kettunen, tel. +358 20 757 9213 or Communications Manager Heli Nikula, tel. +358 20 757 8429.
- Fennovoima’s experts EHS Director Marjaana Vainio-Mattila and Nuclear Waste Manager Mia Ylä-Mella. – Inquiries and interview requests to Communications Director Maira Kettunen, tel. +358 20 757 9213 or Communications Manager Heli Nikula, tel. +358 20 757 8429.
- Fennovoima’s Project Director Minna Forsström is available at Fennovoima’s local office in Pyhäjoki today during 12.00–15.00. Address: Vanhatie 48, 86100 Pyhäjoki, Finland. Inquiries: Regional Communications Officer Kimmo Siira, tel. +358 20 757 8593.
More information can be found on Fennovoima’s website.