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Transport licence for nuclear materials and waste from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

In accordance with the Nuclear Energy Regulation, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority grants a licence for the transport of nuclear materials and nuclear waste in Finland or through the Finnish territory. A transport licence is always required for spent nuclear fuel. However, a transport licence is not required if the fuel used is not used and the quantity of the special fissile material transported at once is small. In addition, transport licence is not required for natural uranium, depleted uranium or thorium, or nuclear waste without nuclear material and with a maximum activity of 1 TBq.

The application for a transport licence shall include at least the applicant's name or business name and registered office, the nature and quantity of the substances to be transported, and where and when the transport is planned to take place. In addition, the application must be accompanied by an official certificate or an extract from the trade register or a similar account of the applicant and the applicant's nationality, as well as an account of the applicant's expertise in the transport of the substances referred to in the application, an account of the manner of transport, a general description of the security and preparedness arrangements and an account of arranging liability for nuclear damage. In addition, the authority may also require the submission of other relevant reports.

Do the following

The applicant must send a written transport licence application to the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in accordance with section 57 and 58 of the Nuclear Energy Decree. The transport licence application must be submitted to the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority’s registry either electronically (stuk@stuk.fi) or by post: The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Registry, Jokiniemenkuja 1, 01370 Vantaa

To whom and on what terms

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority issues a transport permit if it considers that the application for a transport permit meets the requirements of the Nuclear Energy Act.

A fee is charged for the service.

The applicant must pay a fee for the processing of the permit application. The fee is determined on an hourly basis.


Deadline

A transport licence is granted for a fixed period.

Period of validity

A transport licence is granted for a fixed period.

Basic information

The service is provided byRadiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Responsible for the serviceRadiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Updated: 4/5/2022