Finland’s plan to establish the world’s first underground nuclear waste disposal tool a step forward on Tuesday when its builder Posiva announced a 500-million-euro ($569.55 million) investment in facilities needed for nuclear waste burial. Posiva, owned by Finnish utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima, plans to bury used nuclear fuel around 400 meters (1,312 feet) deep in Onkalo bedrock on Olkiluoto island, some 230 km northwest of Helsinki. Finland’s government has already granted a construction license for the above-ground encapsulation plant and disposal facility Posiva needs to treat the highly radioactive waste before taking it to the underground waste repository.
Reuters 25th June 2019 read more »
Finnish waste management company Posiva today announced the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Installation of the necessary systems within the underground disposal chambers is also set to begin soon.
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