Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Finland
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
This country profile provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics, including: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability. This profile was last updated in 2009.

Primary nuclear legislation

1988 Finnish Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987)

1972 Nuclear Liability Act (484/1972) [Finnish]

2005 Act Amending the Nuclear Liability Act (493/2005) (not in force) [Finnish]

2018 Radiation Protection Act (859/2018) [Finnish]

1983 Act on the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (1069/1983) [Finnish]

1994 Act on Transportation of Dangerous Goods (719/1994) [Finnish]

1996 Act on the Control of Exports of Dual-Use goods (562/2016) [Finnish]

Secondary nuclear legislation:

1988 Nuclear Energy Decree (161/1988) [Finnish]

2018 Decree on Ionising Radiation (1034/2018) [Finnish]

1997 Decree on the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (618/1997) [Finnish]

Radiation Protection Authority Regulations (secondary legislation):

Safety of a Nuclear Power plant (Y/1/2018)

Emergency Arrangements of a Nuclear Power Plant (Y/2/2018)

Security in the Use of Nuclear Energy (Y/3/2016)

Safety of Disposal of Nuclear Waste (Y/4/2018)

Safety of Mining and Milling Operations Aimed at Producing Uranium or Thorium (Y/5/2016)

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Nuclear facts and figures for OECD countries
Number of nuclear units connected to the grid; Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh); Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply.

IEA energy statistics: Finland
Data is available in the following areas: coal, oil and gas use; electricity production, supply and consumption; heat production, supply and consumption; and graphs of sectorial final consumption by source.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Finland

Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in NEA Member Countries:

Related NEA publications

Nuclear Energy Data
Nuclear Energy Data is the NEA's annual compilation of essential statistics on electricity generation and nuclear power in OECD countries. The reader will have quick and easy reference to the status of and projected trends in total electricity generating capacity, nuclear generating capacity, and actual electricity production, as well as to supply and demand for nuclear fuel cycle services.

Uranium: Resources, Production and Demand
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
The "Red Book" provides analyses and information from 49 producing and consuming countries. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements.

Last updated: 13 March 2020