FiR-1 decommissioning ready to start

VTT Research Centre and Fortum have agreed on a partnership to decommission the first Finnish research reactor FiR-1.

The FIR 1 research reactor was commissioned in 1962 and operated until 2015. It has played a key-role in several projects, like the study of lunar rocks, gold prospecting and cancer treatments and, most importantly, served as a key nuclear energy education and research environment.

VTT’s FiR-1 and nuclear power plant construction materials laboratory are in Otaniemi, Espoo. Fortum will draw up the plans, dismantle the reactor and dispose of any nuclear waste.

The dismantling process is scheduled for the years 2022–2023

Read more about the agreement on FiR-1 decommissioning in the VTT press release.