Markus Airila

Giving birth to the first decommissioning licence in Finland

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Yesterday we got the long-awaited decision from the Finnish Government: The licence for decommissioning of our research reactor FiR 1, which operated in 1962–2015 at the university campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.   The licensing phase of the FiR 1 decommissioning project has tested both VTT’s capability to fulfil the requirements and liabilities, but also the Finnish nuclear legislation, regulations and authorities’ guidelines. The […]

Markus Jähi

Nuclear decommissioning business is not rocket science, right?

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VTT and FinNuclear orchestrated a rewarding online seminar and networking event called ‘dECOmm Business Day’ around topical issues in nuclear decommissioning and dismantling in September this year. The event drew over 150 international professionals to talk about the current drivers, trends, and challenges in the field, and to listen to keynote speeches from the prominent industry leaders. Great work!  As a part of the dECOmm research project, we at VTT are studying nuclear decommissioning and dismantling from the business perspective. To put it […]

Markus Airila

Enthusiasm, knowledge and co-development

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Our kick-off with business partners was full of enthusiasm. Also at VTT, the project is taking off well, while we create new networks across the multi-disciplinary “innovation powerhouse”. Around the table, it is buzzing with ideas as researchers in augmented reality, radiation modeling, and risk analysis, for example, are telling each other about their own […]