Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Waste Management (KYT2022) 2019-2022

The Finnish research programme on nuclear waste management is based on the Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987) according to which the aim of research is "ensuring that the authorities have such sufficient and comprehensive nuclear engineering expertise and other facilities at their disposal that are needed for comparisons of the various ways and methods of carrying out nuclear waste management”.

The research emphasis on the research programme is on nationally central research topics.

The long-term aim of KYT2018 is, for its part, to maintain and advance national knowhow and infrastructure in nuclear waste management and to promote collaboration between authorities, nuclear industry, and scientists.


Interim seminar on 18.-19.3.2021
The interim seminar of KYT2022 will be arranged jointly with the SAFIR2022 programme on 18.-19.3.2021 at Dipoli (Espoo, Otaniemi). It will also be possible to follow the seminar in a webinar. The arrangements may be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

KYT seminar on creep and canister integrity issues was postponed to autumn 2020.

KYT Seminar: Overall Safety in Nuclear Waste Disposal - 25.10.2019, Espoo. Presentations >>

SURFACE Seminar on Near Surface Repositories in Finland 26.9.2019. Presentations >>

KYT2022 framework programme is available:
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KYT2018 Final report is on website