KYT2018 Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Waste Management 2015–2018 – Final Report
Kyllönen, Jarkko; Rasilainen, Kari (2019-04-09)
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Julkaisusarja:Publications of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 2019:30
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttp://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-327-426-6
Julkaisun muut kieliversiot:Suomeksi
KYT2018 was the research programme of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (now Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment), where the objective has been to ensure that the authorities have access to sufficient levels of such nuclear expertise and preparedness that are needed for comparison of different nuclear waste management methods and technologies. Research directly related to licensing applications belongs to other programmes by the authorities and those responsi-ble for nuclear waste management. KYT2018 research programme was conducted 2015–2018. The starting point for public research programs on nuclear safety is that they create the conditions for maintaining the knowledge required for the continued safe and economic use of nuclear power, developing new know how and participating in international collaboration. Nuclear research organizations in Finland have been an important asset for the ministries, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), power companies and Posiva. The content of the KYT2018 research programme was composed of nationally important research topics, which are the long-term safety of nuclear waste management, technologies in nuclear waste management and nuclear waste management and society. The research programme had 32 research and infra projects. KYT2018 research programme also functioned as a discussion and information-sharing forum for the authorities, those responsible for nuclear waste management and the research organizations, which helps to make use of the limited research resources. The programme aimed for its part to develop national research infrastructure, ensure the continuing availability of expertise, further high-level scientific research and increase general knowledge of nuclear waste management. According to the international review of the research programme, the aims were met. The final report has been authored on behalf of the Steering Group of the research programme. MEAE contact: Energy Department/Linda Kumpula, tel. +358 29 506 0125.