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Update on Event at Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Finland

Vienna, Austria

The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) updated the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the event at Unit 2 of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant. STUK informed the IAEA at 13:42 UTC that radiation levels around the facility were within the average range for background radiation. STUK also said that there was no fuel damage and all safety systems were fully functional, and that the operator is preparing the plant to return to normal status.

Earlier today, STUK informed the IAEA that elevated radiation levels were measured inside the plant. Subsequently, Unit 2 was shut down. Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant is located on Olkiluoto Island about 220 km northwest of Helsinki.

The IAEA remains in contact with its counterparts in the Republic of Finland.


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Last update: 10 Dec 2020

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